Wednesday, 20 February 2013

Irish Soda Bread

My mum has been making soda bread ever since I was born, and a lot longer. It's a staple for breakfast, lunch, and in-between meals. She mixes it in about 2 minutes flat, bakes it for about 30 minutes, and it gets eaten as quick. The best soda bread in the world - no measuring, no timing, just knowing...
Soda Bread

A pound and a bit of flour 
A handful of raisins
A pinch of salt, a teaspoon or so of bread soda, and proper Irish buttermilk  - mixed and kneaded by hand

Baked in a hot oven for about half an hour
Divided up and slashed