Tuesday, 26 August 2008

Our revels now are ended...

The holiday is well and truly over, and we have both been extremely busy all day, doing admin and pastoral visiting, and I have still got a committee meeting to go to. The holiday reminded me how much I like soda bread, so I produced a loaf [plus home-made tomato and lentil soup] for lunch.


I was really pleased with the way it turned out. I used the recipe from my trusty Be-ro Book.


1 lb plain flour

1tspo salt

2 tsp bicarbonate of soda

4 tsp cream of tartar

1oz lard [butter or marg]

2 tsp sugar

½pint milk.

Preheat oven to 200' C

Sieve dry ingredients, run in fat. Add milk, mix to soft dough.

Knead lightly, shape into round

Place on greased baking sheet, slash cross on top with sharp knife.

[at this point, I brushed loaf with milk, and sprinkled with 2 tsp porridge oats]

Bake 30 mins.

The Archers is getting exciting. The Vicar has fallen off his motorbike, and it is his wedding this week!


  1. YUM! I'm going to try this recipe! :)

  2. It is really easy - but you MUST eat it fresh! We had half the loaf with our soup - and then I made the remainder into toast. The leftover toast I cut into croutons and have stored in an air-tight jar in fridge for my next soup session!

  3. Oh, wow! Great idea for the left overs! It gets rather cold here in the winter and I thought this bread would go great with soup like you did. :)

  4. Is there a typo in that? 4lb of flour seems like rather a lot :-)

  5. Thanks Liz - it should be ONE pound not Four. Well spotted, daughter!


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