Friday, March 16, 2012
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.