NO kneading, NO rising HOMEMADE soda bread in 30 MINS
Make your own Soda Bread
Learning how to make your own bread is an empowering feeling. Not only is it a sure way to make food in times of uncertainty, it also allows you to eat clean, fresh and tasty food that is made with love. Never mind the fact that its a super simple receipe and process!
Bread making is a relatively simple process. Making soda bread is even easier. Why? Because home made soda bread does not need to be kneaded or left aside to rise for many hours. All you need to do is bring together all the ingredients and pop it in the over.
This bread is best enjoyed fresh and warm, straight out of the oven. To make this soda bread experience even more pleasurable get your family involved in the measuring, mixing and cutting process.
How to make your own soda bread at home
Step 1: Pre-heat the oven to 200 degrees Celsius or 392 degrees Fahrenheit
Step 2: Pass the flour through a sieve to remove clumps of flour
Step 3: Add the remaining dry ingredients (bicarbonate of soda, sugar, salt) and mix together thoroughly
Step 4: Add the buttermilk and mix it in until the mixture has bound together
Step 5: Add in the olive oil and continue to mix until the bread mixture creates a firm, but light, ball shape NOTE: If the mixture is too dry then carefully add in small increments of water until you have the desired outcome. Be sure to add a little water, mix thoroughly and check again as a little water can go a long way
Step 6: Add some olive oil to a baking tray where the bread will be positioned and add the bread into the oven for 30 minutes TIP: Stick a knife into the bread towards the end and if there is dough sticking to the knife it needs more time and if the knife comes out clean it is ready to be taken out
Step 7: Remove the bread from the oven and let it cool down on an open bottom tray. Putting the bread onto a flat surface will make it soggy due to evaporation caused during the cooling process
Step 8: MOST IMPORTANT STEP – CUT AND ENJOY IT!
– 500g high quality, preferably stone ground, white bread flour
– 1tbsp Olive oil
– 400g Buttermilk
– 2 tsp Baking soda / Bicarbonate of soda
– 1 tsp Sugar
– 1 tsp Salt