Introduction: How to Make Irish Soda Bread
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Miss 3 suggested we bake bread for snack so we thought we'd show you how to do it. It's very fun but you have to follow the instructions step by step -don't leave any out else it might not work.
NOTE: Must have two (or more) kids to lend their expert cooking skills. Don't have two? Ok then, even one will do. :)
Step 1: Practice Kneading
Step 1: Practice kneading on homemade play dough while mummy gets the bread ingredients together.
Step 2: Choose a Recipe
Step 2: Grown ups are handy to help with this part.
2 cups all-purpose flour
2 cups whole wheat flour
1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda
1 teaspoon salt
1 tablespoon sugar
1 1/2 teaspoon caraway seeds
1 cup golden raisins
1 3/4 cups well shaken buttermilk
2 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
Step 3: Get Started With Measuring
Step 3: Get started with measuring
Step 4: Sift
Step 3: Use your hands to "sift"
Step 5: Measure
Step 4: Do the important measuring while your big sister is occupied with "sifting"
Step 6: Count
Step 5: Must count the cups of flour -good math practice you know.... One...
Step 7: Raisins
Step 6: Prepare the raisins
Step 8: Extra Flour
Step 7: Sift some extra flour onto the counter and floor for good measure
Step 9: Mince
Step 8: Mince your raisins... just for fun (This is what a grown-up is good for)
Step 10: Liquids
Step 9: Add the liquids a cup at a time
Step 11: Add the Raisins
Step 10: Add the raisins
VERY IMPORTANT: Test the flavour of the raisins. I like to call this a "quality control check"
Step 12: Mix It All Up
Step 11: focus intently when mum checks to see if you're still eating -I mean doing a "quality control check" on the raisins
Step 13: Quality Control Check
Step 12: One last "quality control check"
Step 13: Divide the dough in half and softly shape into two rough circles
Step 14: Place on a floured greased oven tray & cut a 1cm cross into them.
Step 16: Bake
Step 15: Brush tops with melted butter & bake at 190 degrees C for 30-40 mins or till it sounds hollow when tapped
Step 17: When Done
Step 16: Pull it out and cool it down for 3 hours
Step 18: Eat It
Step 17: After a nap dig in (with butter or cream cheese of course)
Ahh, satisfaction. There's nothing like the taste of home made bread. Oh, we'd better save some for daddy!
Step 20: The End
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