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Soda Bread - An easy laid back weekend bread, it's St Patricks Day too!

Often attributed to (but not exclusively invented in) Ireland, Soda Bread is quick to make, adaptable, and stores well for a couple of days in an airtight container.

This loafhas a rich heritage, one that spans centuries and continents. Native Americans used to use potash in bread, a natural soda, to make them rise. When 'soft flour' was all that would thrive and grow in Ireland, Soda Bread was the obvious solution to make use of it. Most recipes still call for the use of this flour type to this day. Originally it was combined with mashed spuds and 'Soda Ash' instead of yeast.

How to cook soda bread in an Aga range cooker Blake and bull UK - kitchen ware, cookware, textiles, bakeware laundry racks & drying racks, linens, refurbishment services,  spares, cleaning,  re-enamelling, recipes, baking trays, baking tins, baking goods for range cookersThe basic recipeis widely experimented with, and a mix of wholemeal and spelt flours with the 'softer' flour seems to give a nutty taste and a satisfying texture. Also good for the gut and heart too!

 

Katy Boys

Katy Boys

Katy is a rural girl at heart. She loves long walks, home cooking, paddling in rivers, warm fires and socks and stomping in leaves with her children. After studying ‘drawing stuff’ at university in Bath, Katy spent 10 years selling wares and managing folk at Habitat in Bath. Welcoming children into her world prompted her to return to drawing things, people and places from home. This led her to us at Blake & Bull and the rest is history. She draws our stuff, provides cuddles for the office dog, and is here to chat to you lovely lot.

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