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Irish Soda Bread

Serves 4 Costs 2.00 per recipe Costs 0.50 per serving Takes 30 mins to cook Takes  45 mins to prepare Vegetarian


450g wholemeal flour
225g self raising flour
1 dessert spoon caster sugar
1 tsp salt
1 tsp bicarbonate of soda
Approx. 470ml semi skimmed milk
1 tbsp lemon juice


Squeeze juice of a lemon and add 1 tablespoon to milk. Let it stand for half an hour to sour it.

Pre heat the oven 200°c/400°f/gas mark 6.

Measure two sorts of flour into the mixing bowl.

Add remaining dry ingredients, caster sugar, salt, bicarbonate of soda and mix well.

Make a well in the centre and combine with enough soured milk to make moist but firm dough.

Sprinkle a little flour onto a work surface and turn the dough onto it. Knead lightly then divide into two.

Form into rounded shapes and press outwards until.

Place on a floured baking sheet. Make a cross on the top.

Bake for 35-40 minutes until bread is brown and sounds hollow when tapped.

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