Fruit soda bread

Irish Soda bread comes in many variations, farls, loaves and batons but this simple recipe is so easy and boy does it satisfy.

I use maslanka, 1ltr cartons of (polish buttermilk) available from most supermarkets and much cheaper than your dale farm product of 275ml.

Preheat oven to 160oc fan assisted

320g soda bread flour & extra for dusting, 1 level teaspoon of salt, 90g granulated sugar, 1 small egg, 300ml buttermilk. 100g sultanas, Teaspoon full of butter.

Take a small load tin and rub with the butter. Dust with flour and set aside.

Combine all dry ingredients in a bowl.

In a jug, whisk up your egg and pour in your buttermilk.

Create a well in your flour and tip in the milk and egg., mix with a fork until just combined.

Tip into your prepared tin and dust with flour, cut a line down the centre. This prevents your loaves from cooking lop sided.
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Bake in the oven for 45-60 minutes or until an inserted skewer comes out clean.
The base of the loaf should sound hollow when you tap it.

Turn onto a wire rack to cool. Serve with a wedge of kerry gold butter to get a true irish taste. Nom nom

Top tip: Double your recipe up and before tipping your mixture into the tins, split in half and roughly fold in a spoonful of dark treacle to one of your mixes. A nice two tone marbled loaf.

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