Soda-licious

Lads did ye hear the best thing since *SLICED PAN* ???

There was a bread crisis and it all began on March 28th with a fall of snow, I kid you not !

People were bulk buying sliced bread like there was going to be a famine, I know, I know, nuts right.

I know I may be one of a rare breed out there who actually knows how to bake a bitta bread … I think they teach you that in school if memory serves me correctly.

Or you were one of those people who’s Granny did a weekly bake, Soda bread/ plain/ fruit, batch of scones, queen cakes, an apple pie & a jam sponge. Hell she even went wild every now & again and made a tea brack or a rhubarb crumble. Ah they were the days.

Seriously, like I never laughed as much as I have over the so called #breadcrisis2018, YES it was a hashtag i kid you not. Tesco, SV, Aldi, all the supermarket shelves laid bare like a lady after a Brazilian 😆😜😯😣

Aldi bread shelves 3rd of March (we went in for the essentials Prosecco)

I myself had not done any extra food shopping for bread, just 3 extra milks cause my lot are like a mini herd of suckie cows ( family of 4 kids). Snowmagedden only held us hostage for 2 days. What I mean is we didn’t run out of bread, I baked it with my little girl as we love to bake & stock the freezer and with all the kerfuffle about the said bread crisis I got an urge for some homemade, *YES* homemade, that is when you bake something from scratch with your own hands & watch it rise in the oven whilst the aroma of homebaking brings you back to bygone days in Granmas kitchen.

Sounds good right & believe me it tastes even better hot from the oven with lashings of Kerrygold melting lovingly and caressing gently into the warm bread.

Soda-licious Ingredients:

* 450g Self-raising flour

* 1 level teaspoon of bread soda

* 1 level teaspoon of cream of tartar

* 1 tablespoon of caster sugar ( optional)

* Good pinch of salt

* Raisins/Blueberries/thyme

* 50g of butter (grate it into bowl)

* 300 ml of buttermilk or sour milk (I eyeballed the milk till it formed a nice soft dough like mixture)

But you can measure if you like👍

(I had neither so used regular milk)

Place in a preheated oven 200°c for 40 mins on a lightly floured tray.

I cover with tinfoil for the last 15 mins.

P.S *Don’t forget the eggwash*

Let me know what you love to bake ?

Did you bake with your Grandmother

Do you stock bake weekly ?

Let me know in the comments below 👇

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