South Yorkshire Food

Soda Bread

Soda bread is a quick bread traditionally made in Northern England, Scotland and Ireland. It is very quick and simple to make. This is the basic recipe, but a variety of sweet and savoury ingredients, such has raisins, chocolate, or parmesan cheese and cubes of fried bacon, can be added to it. Baking soda is used as a rising agent instead of the more common yeast. The buttermilk in the dough reacts with the baking soda to make the bread rise. The deep cross in the loaf is supposed to let out the fairies - so that the bread won't be jinxed by evil spirits!

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