So today I thought I would try making soda bread again. I had bought two tubs of buttermilk and they need to be used and to be honest, I’m not keen to go out in this mess.
prepare to die Peter Pan
I am working from the ‘Baking for Beginners’ book for my soda bread. This book is the recipe I used last time where it just didn’t seem right. But I’ve figured I will try again and tweak it as I go along. Wish me luck!!
Ingredients (because the picture is small)
400g/14oz plain white/wholemeal flour plus 1 tbsp for dusting;
1 tsp salt;
1 tsp bicarbonate of soda;
50g/2oz coarse oatmeal;
1 tsp of clear honey;
300ml/1/2 pint of buttermilk;
2 tbsp milk (1 tbsp extra if using wholemeal)
The recipe says to preheat the oven to 200•C/400•F/Gas Mark 6 15 minutes before baking.
Sift the flour, salt and bicarbonate of sofa into a large bowl. I am using Allinson Wholemeal self-raising flour. I clearly wasn’t looking in the supermarket and this wasn’t one of my tweaks but hey ho, on we go!!
And then make a well in the centre of the dough, here is said well..
As you can see the buttermilk I buy from sainsburys is the perfect amount for this recipe and I now have to mix the honey buttermilk and half of the bicarbonate of soda (as I used self raising flour) in to the mix (like so..)
So I might as well make a cuppa tea 🙂
10 minutes left and this is what I’m sitting on the floor looking at
I don’t know if you can see but in the photo of my cup of hot water, I’m looking at a Victoria sponge cake recipe, I have already measured out the butter for this as I’ve decided I’m going to go a little bit crazy with these bad boys!!
And here it is….. Taaaadaaaaaa