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Traditional Brown Soda Bread

Traditional Brown Soda Bread
  • Prep Time
    10 mins
  • Cook Time
    35 mins
  • Serving



    Step 1

    Preheat the oven to 200C/gas 6/fan 180C and dust a baking sheet with flour.

    Step 2

    Mix the dry ingredients in a large bowl, then rub in the butter.

    Step 3

    Pour in the buttermilk and mix it in quickly with a table knife, then bring the dough together very lightly with your fingertips (handle it very, very gently).

    Step 4

    Now shape it into a flat, round loaf measuring 20cm/8in in diameter.

    Step 5

    Put the loaf on the baking sheet and score a deep cross in the top.

    Step 6

    Bake for 30-35 minutes until the bottom of the loaf sounds hollow when tapped. If it isn’t ready after this time, turn it upside down on the baking sheet and bake for a few minutes more.

    Step 7

    Transfer to a wire rack, cover with a clean tea towel (this keeps the crust nice and soft) and leave to cool.

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