Ingredients for one small loaf:
2 teaspoons of bottled lemon juice
300 ml semi skimmed milk
400 g self raising flour
1.5 level teaspoons of bicarbonate of soda
a handful of sultanas
What to do:
Preheat the oven to 180 degrees C/350 degrees F/ Gas 4.
Tip the lemon juice into the milk and leave to stand for about five minutes.
Put the flour into a bowl and mix in the bicarbonate of soda.
Mix in the sultanas if you are using them. You can leave them out for plain soda bread.
Mix in the milk and lemon mixture to form a sticky dough.
At this point you should tip onto a floured surface and pat into a round shape. I missed this step, for the sake of simplicity and tipped it straight into a lined 1 lb loaf tin.
Bake it in the preheated oven for 40 minutes. I took mine out, cut it in half and had to put it back in for 10 more minutes as it was still a little doughy in the centre.
When it’s cooked tip it out onto a wire rack and leave it to cool. We just couldn’t leave it to cool and had a warm slice with butter and jam.
The recipe states that the loaf will go stale quite quickly so after a day it will be lovely toasted…however we are onto day 3 and still eating it without toasting it and it’s still absolutely fine!
This recipe is taken from A Girl Called Jack and is absolutely one of my favourites when it comes to not spending a fortune on ingredients and using things you most likely already have in your cupboards.
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This is a streamlined version of the original recipe because if I can cut corners I absolutely do so please do ask if I seem to have missed something.