TWD: Irish Soda Bread

3.20.2012



Second post. Today´s recipe from our beautiful book is Irish Soda Bread, by contributing baker Marion Cunningham. The recipe can be found in Carla´s and Cathleen´s blogs. Check them out.
I had a plan. To bake one loaf exactly as directed and then to at least bake another one with some whole wheat flour, dried apricots and raisins. This bread is easy to put together and who doesn’t have the ingredients already there? The only part I´m forced to change is the buttermilk, because there is no such thing sold here. But I use lemon juice together with milk (one tbs juice per cup of milk) and it works perfectly every time I bake cakes, muffins, etc. The milk turns thicker and sour, like light yogurt.
So I was very disappointed when the first bite into my decent looking loaf was like eating baking soda from the container. Impossible to eat. Now, I don´t know if real buttermilk completely changes this undesired outcome. I checked the measurements and really stirred the flour, salt and baking soda before adding the liquid. So, I don´t know. Beats me.
The cross slashed on top kind of disappeared in the oven also, so I´ll just call it a day and move on to those great recipes for April. I´m looking forward to that. And, as always, it´s a pleasure baking with the group.


16 comments:

  1. Sorry to hear it did not work out for you. Your loaf looks beautiful!

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  2. Oh dear..:(..dont know why it didnt work out.. the soured milk i thought would have worked.. i almost used it myself.. strange.. do you think you put more than usual baking soda???

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  3. Hi! I'm so sorry your bread didn't turn out right! I've made it so many times by now and each time it was so yummy.
    However I did not replace the buttermilk with lemon and milk but with milk and yogurth (2/3 natural yogurt and 1/3 milk - have a look on page 6 of the baking with Julia book).
    How much soda did you add? I teaspoon?
    Try again! It's a pity to "abandon" it
    Good luck <3

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    1. I checked the spoon I used for the soda since it was still in the counter; but I´ll try it again today and hopefully post something worth eating by tonight!

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  4. Hmm. I'm not sure what happened. It does sound like there wasn't enough acidity to combat the baking soda, but 1 tablespoon of lemon juice per cup of milk should've been plenty. Oh well. Sorry it didn't work for you. At least your loaves are pretty.

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    1. If it´s a matter of acidity I´ll try it again with a more lemon juice. I did it before, not this recipe, so it´s strange. Will keep on trying.

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  5. Sorry this wasn't a hit for you :-(
    Sometimes, things just don't work out just because... It looks good.

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    1. i tried again and it came out tasting perfect! It´s already posted

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  6. Sorry that it didn't turn out as you expected... your loaf is gorgeous, though! :)

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  7. Your loaf looks great but I'm sorry it didn't turn out :(

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  8. That's a shame it didn't work for you. I couldn't taste the soda in mine. Perhaps next time use a bit less? Great photos and the bread looks great even if it didn't taste nice !

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  9. it is a shame it didn't work out for you. your bread does look lovely though.

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  10. That's unfortunate that yours didn't work out. I'm looking forward to April's recipes, too - they sound really good.

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  11. Sorry this wasn't as tasty as expected for you. Hope you enjoy next month's recipes!

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  12. Vintage Kitchen NotesFriday, 23 March, 2012

    THANKS TO ALL FOR YOUR COMMENTS! I DID ANOTHER BREAD AND IT TURNED OUT GREAT
    http://vintagekitchennotes.blogspot.com.ar/2012/03/twd-irish-soda-bread-second-round.html

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