TGBBO Week 3: Bread

I am a little late with TGBBO Week 3: Bread because my husband has been away with work and I would just never eat a whole loaf of bread on my own, but he is back today so I have been baking for his return!

I was most excited about bread week, as I love making bread, I do not make it often as we just do not eat that much and I really notice the difference in how long it stays fresh (minus all the horrible ingredients) and I really hate waste. However, I think that bread making it one of my best baking skills, from my first attempt to odd experiments I have never had a bad loaf, but then I have never made soda bread, so here is how it went:

Ingredients

  • 450g of Flour
  • 1tsp of Bicarbonate of Soda
  • 1tsp of Salt
  • 400ml of Buttermilk
Soda Bread Ready for the Oven
Soda Bread Ready for the Oven

Method

  1. Preheat the oven to 180C (fan) and put a piece of baking parchment onto a large baking tray
  2. Then mix the flour, bicarbonate of soda and salt into a large bowl
  3. Make a well in the middle and pour in all 0f the buttermilk
  4. Stir into the flour quickly until a sticky dough forms
  5. Tip out onto a (heavily) floured surface and shape with well-floured hands as desired (I made mine round with a cross cut in before baking)
  6. Place into the oven and bake for around 45 minutes, until the bread sounds ‘hollow’ when tapped
  7. Cool on a wire rack and then enjoy
TGBBO Week 3: Soda Bread
TGBBO Week 3: Soda Bread

So there is my TGBBO Week 3: Bread attempt, I think it looks amazing and my apartment has smelt delicious all day long, I really like soda bread as much as regular bread and could eat it all warm, but I was really surprised just how quick it was to make especially when you are comfortable with making bread, it seemed almost wrong to put it in the oven that quickly.

I was so pleased with the results that I think I might start making my own bread a little bit more often now!

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2 Comments Add yours

  1. Amelia Blow says:

    Very impressive! We tried making soda bread a few times but they always came out rock hard, probably left them in the oven too long! Yours looks delicious, there’s nothing quite like the smell of freshly made bread coming out the oven 🙂

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