I had lots of spare apples on the small apple tree on the allotment. The tree was growing on the allotment when I took it over, so I’m not completely sure what type of apple tree it is, but I suspect it is a type of Golden Delicious. It bears small, golden yellow apples with… Read more »
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!