Make soda bread

Ingredients

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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

  • 280ml buttermilk

  • 1 tablespoon semi-skimmed milk (optional)

Equipment

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  • large mixing bowl

  • fork

  • teaspoon

  • chopping board

  • butter knife

  • baking tray

  • baking paper

  • oven gloves

  • bread knife

Preheat the oven to 200°C/400°F/Gas mark 6

Step 1

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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.

Step 2

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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.

Step 3

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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.

Step 4

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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.

Step 5

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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...

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...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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