Dill Soda Bread
2 cups of plain flour
2 cups of self raising flour
60 grams (4 tablespoons) of butter, cubed
2 teaspoons of bicarb soda (baking soda)
2 1/4 cups of buttermilk
1/3 cup chopped Dill
1 teaspoon of salt
Preheat the oven to 180 degrees Celsius.
Sift the flours, salt and bicarb soda into a large bowl.
Add the butter and rub into the flour mixture.
Add the buttermilk and dill and mix to form a dough.
Cover a section your kitchen bench with glad wrap (I do this to make cleaning up easier) that will provide enough room to knead the dough. Dust with flour.
Turn out the dough onto the floured surface and knead to form a ball shape.
Cover a baking tray with baking paper and place the ball into the middle of the tray and score the middle of the ball with a knife to form a cross.
Bake for 40 to 45 minutes.
Soda Bread is an Irish style of bread, made with bicarbonate of soda as the raising agent – hence the name. Instead of plain bread, I added some chopped dill, which seems to be my favourite herb of the moment.
Monday, May 17, 2010 - 11:01pm