Posts made in March 17th, 2013

Soda Bread

Posted on Mar 17, 2013 in DIY, Sweet | 0 comments

Soda Bread

Happy St. Patrick’s Day everyone! I thought I’d share my soda bread recipe since I’m baking a batch for our family corned-beef-and-cabbage dinner. No, we’re not Irish. We just really love celebrating holidays together. Hope you and yours and enjoy this bread as much as we do!

 

*note… I will provide an update with standard US volume measurements. Since this recipe is one from culinary school, I only have it worked out in grams at the moment. If you are interested in purchasing a scale, decent ones can be bought for as little as $15. Personally, I use a five pound capacity food scale from Oxo, found here. I love its pull out screen feature for easy reading when I’m scaling something bulky!

 

Adapted from Professional Baking, 5th Edition

Ingredients:

240g flour

12g baking powder

3g baking soda

3g salt

24g butter, cold, cut into small pieces

4g currants

168g milk

 

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Preheat the oven to 375 degrees. In a large bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt.

 

Toss in the butter pieces, then work in using two knives in a crisscrossing motion or a pastry blender.

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Stir in the currants. Slowly stream in the milk while stirring. Once the dough comes together, in the bowl knead it gently six to eight times.

 

Shape the dough into a round ball and transfer to a cookie sheet. With a sharp knife, cut a deep X on top.

 

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Bake 30-40 minutes until golden brown, rotating after the first 15 for an even bake.

 

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