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  • Soda Bread Canapes - Soda Bread Recipe

    Soda bread (or soda farls) are some of the easiest loaves you can make, but have a complex flavour that tastes like they should have taken hours to achieve. For this canapé style starter, we start by showing you a really simple soda bread recipe, then pair the freshly baked soda bread with peppered smoked mackerel, lemon crème fraiche and dill, resulting in a perfectly balanced mouthful. This soda bread recipe results in two medium sized loaves, but can easily be halved if you only want one.

    soda bread starter



    For the Soda Bread

    • 340g wholemeal flour
    • 340g plain flour
    • ½ tsp salt
    • 2 tsp bicarbonate of soda
    • 1 pint buttermilk


    To Serve

    • 1 packet of smoked peppered mackerel
    • 250g crème fraiche
    • 1 lemon
    • fresh dill


    How to make Soda Bread canapés 


    Preheat your oven to 160°C / gas mark 6

    In a large mixing bowl, combine all of the dry ingredients. Make a well in the centre, pour in the buttermilk and stir well to combine

    Tip the loose dough out onto a well floured surface. Knead briefly to combine, until the dough can be formed into a loose ball. This should take around 3 minutes.

    Divide the dough in half, and form them both into rough rounds. Place onto a well floured baking tray. Cut a cross into the top of each loaf.

    Bake for around an hour, or until the bread sounds hollow when the base is tapped. Leave to cool before slicing.

    While the bread is cooling, mix the crème fraiche with the juice and zest of half a lemon.

    Take the slices of fresh soda bread, and toast, before cutting each slice into roughly bite sized pieces.

    Top each piece with some mackerel, then a spoon of lemon crème fraiche and lastly a sprig of fresh dill.

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