Brown Soda Bread

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Darina Allen's Simply Delicious Suppers

By Darina Allen

Published 2001

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Bicarbonate of soda (or bread soda) is the raising agent used in all soda breads. It is an alkali, and even though it is one of the ingredients used in baking powder, it can be used on it’s own to react with an acid, e.g. sour milk, or buttermilk. This produces bubbles of carbonic acid which fill up with air and rise the bread. So the main thing to remember is to use bicarbonate of soda (bread soda) with buttermilk or sour milk, and baking powder – which is a mixture of acid and alkali subs