Friday, January 18, 2013

Irish Soda Bread

It is always the same ritual: first, the dragging of the chair, the open cupboard, flour, sugar, utensils arranged on the worktop, apron worn, sleeves rolled, eyes open, two sets of hands ready to knead. This is a story of a collaboration between a grandmother and her granddaughter as they set off to co-create the baking of the famous Irish soda bread.

Recipe by Beatrice H.

4 cups plain flour

2 cups wholemeal flour

1 teaspoon bread soda

2 fists sugar

1 fist sunflower seeds

Mix all together

Make a well and pour in 2 tablespoons of sunflower oil and butter milk. Mix well.

Knead and turn upside down.

Grease a tin and make a cross with a knife on top of the dough.

Bake for 1 hour and 15 minutes.

Put on a wire tray and cover with greaseproof paper and a damp tea-towel. 

and...ta daaaaa

Add butter and "you will remember me"