Friday, March 31, 2006

Soda Bread

Been playing with soda bread recipes. Basically, soda bread is a bread that was made using soda as the leavener rather than yeast--the traditional irish bread had simply flour, salt, buttermilk (or sour milk) and soda. That's it. The best page I've read discussing traditional irish vs. the "jazzed up" American versions (sugar, anyone?) is sodabread ... so what I've been making is not traditonal, but it's still fun, and tasty.

Not often having buttermilk around, I make sour milk--dump a tablespoon of lemon juie or apple cider vinegar per cup of milk, and let sit until the milk thickens...sounds nasty, biut it adds a richness and depth to a recipe. more here: sour milk


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