Gas station without pumps

2020 October 30

Whole-wheat soda bread

Filed under: Uncategorized — gasstationwithoutpumps @ 16:11

For today’s bread-and-tea Zoom meeting, I’m making my wife’s version of Irish soda bread, which is adapted from the recipe in Beard on Bread.

3 cups whole-wheat flour
1 cup all-purpose flour
1¼ teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon baking soda
¾ teaspoon baking powder
1⅞ cups buttermilk
1½ cup flame raisins (my wife only uses 1 cup)

Preheat oven to 375°F. Mix dry ingredients together, making sure baking soda and baking powder are well distributed.  Add buttermilk and raisins to make somewhat stiff, but not dry dough.  Knead on lightly floured board for 2–3 minutes.  Form into round load, slash top deeply in a cross. Bake on baking parchment for 65 minutes until lightly browned and hollow-sounding when rapped. Alternatively, test with skewer—skewer should come out clean.

Let cool before slicing.

The soda bread looks good coming out of the oven. I’ll let it cool for an hour.

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