The soda bread is a kind of soft, golden bread made with baking soda. In its most basic form it contains only four ; flour, salt, baking soda, and buttermilk. Yet it can be changed when you add other ingredients. For instance, if you add a little sugar, some raisins, then cut in some butter, it may become a Raisin soda bread.
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Soda bread does not use yeast to get its rise, instead the rise comes from baking soda reacting with the acid (soured milk or buttermilk). This makes it a 'quick' bread that can be made in under 15 minutes. The important thing to remember is to have mix and the dough quickly and lightly. This will give you a bread that is dense, but not doughy, with a tender, slightly . Once the dough is formed into a round, a cross is cut on the top of the bread, which divides it into quarters called farls.
References[change | change source]
- "Raisin Soda Bread Recipe With Picture - Joyofbaking.com *Tested Recipe*". joyofbaking.com. http://www.joyofbaking.com/RaisinSodaBread.html. Retrieved 5 April 2010.