Soda Bread

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Making Bread at Home

By Tom Jaine

Published 2005

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While many soda breads are made with soft brown wholemeal flour, a white loaf is a sparkling and handsome addition to the tea table.

This sort of bread was once universal in Ireland, its especial attraction perhaps being that it was economical on fuel and capable of being cooked in an open hearth rather than demanding an elaborate baker’s oven and, like other traditional Irish breads, it did not use yeast but bicarbonate of soda and cream of tartar as raising agents. The normal meth