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Friday, March 16, 2012

Soda bread


Breakfast. The most hopeful meal. Soda bread, with red currant jam.

Because it does not keep very successfully I sliced the loaf, once it had cooled, and froze it. Easily toasted for future breakfasts. Not pictured is the coffee, deep black. I had forgotten to buy milk.  A bracing repast.

4 Cups flour, 1 tsp baking soda, 1/4 tsp salt, 4 Tbsp sugar, enough buttermilk (about a cup and a quarter, give or take) to make dough. Mix, stir, knead briefly, shape, cut a shallow cross in the top, and bake for 30-35 minutes at 400'F/200'C. That's about it, really. A firm , flavoured crumb.

5 comments:

  1. And perfectly timed, since tomorrow is St. Patrick's Day and this is said to be one of way to celebrate the day. Enjoy!

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  2. Truly, the staff of life. I do that too with great bread that I won't eat fast enough (not often a problem); slice and freeze.

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  3. Ha! I would be stuffed in the freezer id I tried that.

    Dare I bake one? I never have...

    Buttermilk. Ok. No currents?

    xo Jane

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  4. Jane - oh, yes, totally - add currants or raisins.

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