Step 5: Bake and Cleanup
What do you do for the 45 minutes that the bread is baking?
Put all your dishes in the mixing bowl and fill it with water to allow the dough bits to soak a few minutes. Then wipe down the area you did this in, it is probably dusty with flour.
Take a break, wash and dry the dishes, and you should already be able to smell the soda bread baking. Try not to peek.