Fruity soda bread

Fruity soda bread


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About this recipe: Simple and delicious soda bread studded with dried fruit. This is a snap to make with just a few ingredients.

mumofsix Yorkshire, England, UK

Serves: 8 

  • 300g plain flour
  • 200g plain wholemeal flour
  • 1 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 100g raisins
  • 50g mixed peel
  • 1 teaspoon lemon zest
  • 300ml buttermilk

Prep:10min  ›  Cook:30min  ›  Ready in:40min 

  1. Preheat the oven to 200C / Gas 6. Sift the flours, bicarb and salt into a bowl, tipping in any bran left in the sieve. Stir in the raisins, mixed peel and lemon zest.
  2. Make a well in the centre and pour in the buttermilk. With a wooden spoon, gradually stir the flour into the buttermilk to form a soft dough. Bring the dough together with your hands, then turn it out onto a lightly floured work surface. Knead lightly and briefly until it forms a smooth ball.
  3. Place the dough on a greased baking tray and flatten it slightly to make a domed round loaf about 20cm in diameter. Using a sharp knife, cut a deep cross in the top of the loaf, cutting about halfway down into the dough. Sprinkle a little extra flour over the top.
  4. Bake until well risen and browned, and the bread sounds hollow when tapped on the base, about 30 minutes.
  5. Transfer to a wire rack and leave to cool completely.

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