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Soda Bread - Learning from Kids in the Kitchen

After seeing Little Man making Soda Bread at Raisie Bay a few weeks ago for Kids in the Kitchen, we decided to have a go ourselves. We'd never baked it before and that is one of the things I love about blogging - it encourages and inspires us to do things we would never have even thought of before.

You can find the recipe on Raisie Bay here. There are only a few ingredients that you need and Soda Bread has added bonus of no raising time like you do for many other breads.

We didn't have any buttermilk (although we love buttermilk as we discovered when we made our own butter and produced buttermilk as a tasty by product), so I used 150ml milk and 150ml Natural yogurt as the recipe suggests. As I didn't have the patience to allow the milk/yogurt get to room temperature I added a teeny bit of boiled water to warm it up a bit.

Miss T helped as usual (just try keeping her away when you're cooking - impossible!)

I didn't knead the loaf very much - Just shaped it and placed onto a floured baking tray to cook.

As our loaf of Soda bread started to turn golden very quickly, I reduced the oven temperature to 180C. It was in the oven for 30 minutes.

However, perhaps because of the lower temperature or perhaps because it could have done with a little longer in the oven, it hadn't cooked properly inside.
You can see a big doughy uncooked section in the bread
So I chopped off the outer cooked pieces for me and Miss T to have for lunch and popped the rest back in the oven for longer.

Once it was cooked properly, me and Miss T really liked the soda bread. We were the only ones in the family who did so it just meant there was all the more for us to eat!

So thank you Raisie Bay for the kids in the kitchen linky which continues to inspire us to cook new things and learn something new each week!


  1. oh dear, at least you got to enjoy some in the end. I think it's deceiving when the bread turns brown so quickly. I always tap the bottom to see if it sounds hollow and if not it goes back in no matter how brown it is. I have to say soda bread isn't my favourite taste, but it goes well when combined with something really sharp or sweet like jam.

    1. I actually loved the golden colour it goes but i guess it is all a learning experience and i'll know for next time to leave it longer. Such a quick and easy loaf of bread to make, we'll definitely be doing it again. x


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