Make soda bread
Making soda bread is so easy!
This bread is great eaten with a nice warm soup.
Why not try it with the leek and potato soup?
Ingredients (serves 4):
170g self-raising wholemeal flour
170g plain flour
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda
1 tablespoon semi-skimmed milk (optional)
large mixing bowl
Preheat the oven to 200°C/400°F/Gas mark 6
Put the two types of flour in a large mixing bowl and stir together with a fork.
Add the salt and bicarbonate of soda and stir again.
Make a hole in the centre and add in the buttermilk, mixing quickly with a fork to make a soft dough.
If the dough is too hard, add the milk.
Dust some flour on to the table or chopping board.
Take the dough out of the mixing bowl.
Knead the dough for a few minutes.
To knead, press your fist into the dough, then turn it around and do it again.
Make the dough into a ball.
Line a baking tray with baking paper.
Put the dough on the baking tray and flatten it slightly with your hand.
Mark an X on the top using a bread knife.
Ask an adult to put it in the oven for about 30 minutes until it's golden on the top.
Enjoy your soda bread!
Why not try...
...to make your own buttermilk?
Add 1 tablespoon of lemon juice to 280ml of milk.
Wait for 15 minutes for the milk to curdle, and your buttermilk is ready!
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