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Best ever Buttermilk loaf or soda bread


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This I dedicate to Dorothee who now makes her own bread in Chelsea! And loves it. Go girl!
I have been making soda bread for a while but this is definitely the easiest and most delicious recipe: we can’t get enough of it here! Hope you enjoy it as much!


Plain flour 400g
Salt 1 level tsp
Bicarbonate of soda 1 level tsp
Buttermilk 300ml

Sieve the flour, salt and bicarbonate into a bowl.
Stir the buttermilk in to make a soft but not too sticky dough- Doro, you can use your Thermomix!
Turn it onto a floured surface and knead it lightly. Roll it around in flour if too sticky. Keep it light.

Shape the dough in a ball and make incisions with a knife.
Bake at 200° for 30 min until golden and springy.
Eat warm with cheese and butter!
This loaf will not keep well but is delicious straight away so don’t hold back…

This is borrowed from a Scottish recipe book lent by my sister-in-law Liz who knows a thing or two about providing and sharing: A feast of Scotland by Janet Warren- one of those old fashioned numbers you can never tire of…