About this recipe:A little melted butter and an egg add extra richness to a basic soda bread. Wrap in a tea towel while cooling if you prefer a softer crust.
M P Welty
500g plain flour
4 tablespoons caster sugar
1 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda
1 tablespoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
120g butter, softened
50g butter, melted
4 tablespoons buttermilk
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Method Prep:15min › Cook:50min › Ready in:1hr5min
Preheat oven to 190 degrees C (gas mark 5). Lightly grease a large baking tray.
In a large bowl, mix together flour, sugar, bicarbonate of soda, baking powder, salt and butter. Stir in 250ml buttermilk and egg. Turn dough out onto a lightly floured surface and knead slightly. Form dough into a round and place on prepared tray.
In a small bowl, combine melted butter with 4 tablespoons buttermilk; brush loaf with this mixture. Use a sharp knife to cut an 'X' into the top of the loaf.
Bake in preheated oven for 45 to 50 minutes, or until a skewer inserted into the centre of the loaf comes out clean, about 30 to 50 minutes. You may continue to brush the loaf with the butter mixture while it bakes.
hi! thanks for the recipe, i would just like to add that as i am not that experienced at baking, a few pointers of consistency would have been great.
but the end product was tasty indeed! - 03 Dec 2009