Wednesday 28 March 2012

Quick Soda Bread

From Vegetarian, Alice Hart, Murdoch Books, 2011.

I always like to have bread when I am eating soup. It’s not always convenient to go through the whole yeast process however so I was pleased to find this soda bread. It looked as though it might be quick and easy to make—and it was.

All that had to be done was to turn on the oven to heat to 180. Then while the oven was heating the mixture had to be put together. Two flours, plain and wholemeal in equal quantities, were sifted with baking soda. Some salt was added and some sugar. Then a small amount of butter was rubbed in. Water was added to make a rather sticky dough which was then formed into a loaf shape on baking paper. Into the oven it went until cooked.

This turned out to be a really good accompaniment to go with soup. It had quite a bit of flavour from the wholemeal flour and there was enough body to make it well suited for dunking.

Taste: ✔✔✔
Ease of cooking: ✔✔✔✔

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