Irish soda bread #7

Yield: 8 Servings

Measure Ingredient
4 Mugs plain flour
3 Mugs wholemeal flour (the coarsest you can get)
1 Mug bran
2 teaspoons (heaping) baking soda
2 teaspoons (level) salt
1½ pint (852 ml) buttermilk (we can't get buttermilk here; so I've used ordinary milk with 2 or 3 capfuls of vinegar added; and I've also used a 1/2 and 1/2 milk and homemade yoghourt mix)
1 ounce (28g) margarine
Note: one "mug" appears to be about 9 oz (250 ml)

From: ads93@... (Adrian Shaw)

Date: 17 Feb 1995 15:21:31 -0600 Here's a genuine Irish recipe for soda bread, picked up from an Irish Farmer's wifenear Kilkenny last Summer. She uses the "mug" as a measuring unit. One mug seems to beabout 9 fluid ounces (250 ml).

Mix dry ingredients well. Rub in margarine. Mix in buttermilk to sticky dough. Pour into loaf tin and bake at 220 C for 40 minutes (I find it needs an hour, so test it first). It's probably best to use 2 2lb (1Kg) tins, although I've only used 1 larger tin (we've just bought 2 smaller tins so that I can do it properly!).

Note the measurements used are imperial. This means that 1 pint = 20 fl. oz (568 ml).

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