Easy Soda Bread (no yeast or proving required!)
After last week’s Beer Bread success (courtesy of Mama You Talk and a previous #TastyTuesday link up) I have been experimenting with soda bread.
It’s another quick-bake, no yeast, bread and is really simple.
I got the recipe from A Girl Called Jack’s 100 Delicious Budget Recipes (which, after pancakes and bread, is rapidly becoming my new obsession). (£6.49 in Sainsbury’s – I’m not on commission or anything, it’s just a really good book).
In all honesty, the soda bread tastes a bit more like a very large scone than conventional bread, but it is brilliant served with a warming vegetable soup (our Sunday evening supper) or with blackcurrant jam for a tea time treat.
To make the easy soda bread, you will need just 4 ingredients and a small loaf tin.
- Juice of half a lemon
- 300 ml milk
- 400 gr self-raising flour and a little extra for dusting
- 1.5 (one and a half) level teaspoonfuls of bicarbonate of soda
The method is really simple too.
- Pre-heat the oven to gas mark 4/180C
- Grease the loaf tin (I rub it with a piece of kitchen roll dabbed in olive oil).
- Mix the lemon juice and milk. Reserve.
- In a large mixing bowl, sift the flour and bicarbonate of soda. Make a well in the centre.
- Fold in the liquid gradually until you get a nice firm but soft dough.
- On a floured board, knead into a loaf shape, put in the loaf tin, score down the middle.
- Bake for about 40 minutes (until firm, and golden, it should sound hollow when tapped on the bottom!).
- Serve warm with butter (or cool, and cover in cling film for later).
Joining with Honest Mum’s #TastyTuesday. Joining too with a Mummytoo’s #RecipeoftheWeek.