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Topic: Re:Breaking news..
Posted by: Phil Kay
Date/Time: 04/09/14 13:41:00

Instead of buttermilk I have found adding 2 teaspoons of lemon juice per 250ml of milk works really well.

It's cheaper and means I'm not reliant on trawling local shops for buttermilk.

Flavoured vinegar is an inspired idea!  I will definitely be trying that - unless my sister is visiting as she is intolerant to yeast, hence the reason for making soda bread for her.  I wonder what quantity of yeast is contained in a "splash of vinegar".  Not much!

Bobby - can you share your neighbour's soda bread recipe please?

This is the one I've been using, by Paul Hollywood on the BBC website - delicious:

    250g/9oz plain wholemeal flour
    250g/9oz plain white flour
    1 tsp bicarbonate of soda
    1 tsp salt
    420ml/15fl oz buttermilk
    extra flour for dusting

Preparation method
    Preheat the oven to 200C/400F/Gas 6.
    In a large bowl, mix together the two types of flour, bicarbonate of soda and salt.
    Add the buttermilk and mix until a sticky dough forms.
    Lightly flour a work surface and tip the dough onto it.
    Gently roll and fold the dough a couple of times to bring the mixture together. Do not knead.
    Shape the dough into a ball. Flatten the ball gently with your hand. Score the dough with a deep cross dividing it into quarters. Dust the bread with flour.
    Place onto a baking tray lined with baking parchment and bake for 30 minutes at 200C/400F/Gas 6. The loaf should be golden-brown.
    Leave to cool on a wire rack. This is best eaten on the day of baking.

Entire Thread
TopicDate PostedPosted By
Making Bread....03/09/14 21:42:00 bobby osborne
   Re:Making Bread....04/09/14 07:19:00 James Holmes-Siedle
      Re:Re:Making Bread....04/09/14 08:52:00 Sean Wales
         Re:Re:Re:Making Bread....04/09/14 09:17:00 Georgina Flint
            Breaking news..04/09/14 10:46:00 Keith Iddon
               Re:Breaking news..04/09/14 10:57:00 Rebecca Hobson
                  Re:Re:Breaking news..04/09/14 11:09:00 Keith Iddon
                     Re:Re:Re:Breaking news..04/09/14 12:28:00 Alan Clark
                        Re:Re:Re:Re:Breaking news..04/09/14 12:33:00 Ann Williams
                           Re:Breaking news..04/09/14 13:41:00 Phil Kay
                              Re:Re:Breaking bread update..07/09/14 14:27:00 bobby osborne
                                 Re:Re:Re:Breaking bread update..07/09/14 14:48:00 Brian Boothby
                                    Re:Re:Re:Re:Breaking bread update..07/09/14 14:51:00 Pete Mayes
                                       Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Breaking bread update..07/09/14 14:52:00 Pete Mayes
                                 Re:Re:Re:Breaking bread update..08/09/14 18:46:00 Tracey Szwagrzak
   Re:Making Bread....08/09/14 22:31:00 Frank McNulty
      Re:Re:Making Bread....08/09/14 23:30:00 Phil Kay

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