Baking tips–soda bread

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use unbleached, fresh, locally milled flour of the soft wheat or pastry flour variety

Avoid using self-rising flour, which already contains baking powder and salt,

cutting a cross on top of the bread began to help the bread bake evenly.

use a fresh box of baking soda to prevent unnecessarily dense bread.

Preferably use buttermilk

If you dont have it make your own by adding one tablespoon of lemon juice to two cups of low-fat milk.

Bake in a preheated oven at 200C/400F/Gas 6 for the first 10 minutes, then reduce the temperature to 180C and bake for a further 30-40 minutes

Cool on a wire rack, traditionally the loaf was cooled standing on its side

Enjoy you can follow the baking tips on twitter #cupcakehour every tuesday night @croitralee

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