16.3.07

Soda bread

In preparation of tomorrow's Day O' Green, I made a cake of my granny's soda bread. It smells awesome and it's going to be hard to resist a warm slice with slabs of butter! I use whole wheat flour to make it even more hearty -yum!
Here's the recipe:

GRANNY O’SHEA’S SODA BREAD
4 1/3 cups of self rising flour
1/2 cup wheat bran
1 heaping tsp of baking powder

Mix well. Add 2 cups milk and mix well again.

Turn into greased round cake pan. Bake at 400 for about 40 minutes (til golden brown and hollow sounding).

Self-rising flour? Aha. A staple in Irish households but not as common in North America. Make your own with the following recipe.

SELF-RISING FLOUR
2 cups all-purpose flour
1 Tbsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt

Sift together well and use in place of self-rising flour. I use whole wheat flour and it works fine for that too.

Have a fun St. Patrick's Day everyone! Slainte!

4 comments:

  1. Anonymous7:50 PM

    Granny would be so proud! Mom

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  2. I want to try this out. Is it baking powder or soda??

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  3. Yum I love biscuit type things! I have some raspberry jam that will be perfect!!

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  4. Yep, surprisingly it is called soda bread but this recipe calls for all baking _powder_, not soda.

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