Irish soda bread: basic but wholesome!
Following on from my wholemeal pancakes I tried this Irish soda bread that uses half wholemeal flour and with no added yeast the breads rise comes from the alkaline baking soda reacting with the acidic buttermilk and is a great recipe for your young budding scientist / child to get involved in and help out in the kitchen!
I used homemade or should that be mock buttermilk replacing 2 tablespoons of milk from 1 cup with raw apple cider vinegar but lemon juice would work just as well and by using mock buttermilk I found that I didn’t need the full 1 1/2 cups as per the original recipe but more like 1 1/4.
I didn’t shape my loaf as tightly as I should have and the slashes I made in the top weren’t deep enough, which meant that when the bread was in the oven and rising it got a crack all around the underside = not pretty. Do make sure you shape and slash your bread correctly.
For this basic but wholesome bread recipe head on over to Maryam’s Culinary Wonders.