There are many different buzz words that explain this phenomenon: flexitarian, semi-vegetarian, and week day vegetarian; where you only eat meat on the week-ends. But anyway you want to say it, you are cutting back on the meat you eat. Some do it for health reasons, animal rights, the environment or all of the above!

Removing high fructose corn syrup and preservatives from our table.
This is my on-line recipe book with my adventures into finding healthy food for my family to eat....
Trying to cook more from scratch with less prepared foods.

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Soda Bread

Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). Cover a baking sheet with parchment paper.

4 cups all-purpose flour
4 tablespoons white sugar
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 tablespoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt

Mix together in a big bowl. Cut in

1/2 cup margarine, softened

I used my clean hands to help mix together.

1 cup buttermilk
1 egg

Slightly beat egg and mix with buttermilk to the dry ingredients.

Turn dough out onto a lightly floured surface and knead slightly. Knead only about 8 or 10 times.. it looks very flaky.  I remember what I read that the more you knead the tougher the bread will taste. Cut about 1/4 deep a X to help the bread bake thoroughly. I also read that the bread should rest before placing in the oven for about 30 minutes. So yea I tried that.  Hey this is my first time making soda bread!!

1 teaspoon  butter, melted
1 teaspoon buttermilk

Brush on the loaf before placing in oven.  You can brush with addition butter while cooking.
Bake 45 to 50 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center of the loaf comes out clean. 

I also read that the bread is better the next day. 

So the loaves (I didn't double the recipe- I made on at a time) came out looking like a big biscuit!


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