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Traditional White soda Bread


Ingredients

  • 450g plain flour
  • 1 level teasp. bread soda  
  • 1 heaped teasp. Bextartar (cream of tartar) - optional
  • Pinch salt
  • 25g soft margarine
  • 1 egg, whisked with 250 ml buttermilk

Method

Pre-heat the oven to Gas Mark 6, 200ºC (400ºF).

 

Sieve the dry ingredients into a large bowl. Rub in the margarine.

 

Pour in the egg and buttermilk mixture and stir well.

 

Turn out onto a floured board and knead lightly for a minute or two.

 

Shape into a round and flatten slightly.

 

Place on a baking sheet. Mark with a deep cross and bake in the oven for approximately 30-40 minutes. Allow to cool on a wire rack.