|RISING STAR: Irish brown soda bread made by Eoghan|
Tired of buying bread, my lovely assistant Eoghan made the lovely brown bread below (I took the rather dark photographs). Here's how:
Mammy's very easy Irish soda bread recipe
The measurements are rough guidelines. The original recipe didn't take account of the metric system!
This recipe is for brown soda bread. To make white soda bread, it's exactly the same except you will be using plain flour only, (i.e. 3 cups of plain flour for white soda bread instead of the 2 cups wholemeal and 1 cup plain required for brown soda bread).
Preparation time: 10 minutes
Baking time: 40-45 minutes
- large mixing bowl
- wooden spoon
- circular baking tin (as big as you want your bread to be, the larger the better)
- a cup (small, medium or large, whatever size you want your bread to be!). The other cup you'll need to drink tea out of while making the bread.
- 2 cups wholemeal flour
- 1 cup plain flour
- 1 teaspoon bread soda
- buttermilk (you need to have at least a quarter of a litre/250 ml)
- butter for lining the cake tin
- a free-range egg (will help the mixture to stick together better)
- Wheat Germ (for extra goodness)
- raisins (if you want to make scones or white soda spotty bread, lovely smothered in butter and jam)
Okay, now it's bready, steady, go!
1. Grease the baking tin! And set your oven to Gas Mark 5.