Soda Bread Loaf – One Bowl Wonder

I’ve been baking a bit lately, I enjoy it a lot and my speciality is bread.  I’ve posted many bread recipes prior and plenty of loaf cakes.  I also really like loaf cakes as they need very little decoration and can be sliced up for afternoon tea.  This week I had some soda bread flour left from making pancakes last week so I threw together a soda bread cake using the recipe on the packet.  I thought I would share it with you so you can enjoy it too as it is especially simple to make.

Irish Fruit Soda Bread
475g (16.75oz) self raising soda bread flour
65g (2.3oz) granulated sugar
1 teaspoon salt
1 beaten egg
450ml (15.8 imp fl oz) buttermilk
110g (3.9oz) sultanas

Method

Preheat the oven to 160C/320F.   Grease or line a 2lb loaf tin, I usually double up loaf cake recipes as it seems a shame to run the oven for one single loaf. Mix all the dry ingredients in a bowl, then pour on the egg and buttermilk.  Pour the mix into your loaf tin.  Bake for one hour, check it is done by inserting a skewer and seeing that it comes out clean.  The cake should sound hollow if you were to tap the base, however using a skewer is enough.  Allow to cool fully on a wire rack before slicing. Serve with butter and jam.

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