Sunday, 25 September 2011

I see Bread - I see Bread - I see Bread.

About time for another blog entry, this one took longer than expected but as my schedule clears and now that I've worked through some of the video encoding issues I'm pleased to bring you our first video entry. In it Grant will show you how to make a beautiful Irish Soda Bread.

First the recipe (as Grants commentary may be a little askew...)
250 grams of Plain Flour
250 grams of Wholemeal Flour
1 tsp of  Baking Soda
1 tsp of Salt
30 grams of Buter
300 ml of Buttermilk


So, to recap...
Place dry ingredients in mixing bowl then rub in butter.
Add the buttermilk and mix until still slightly crumbly.
Knead for 3 minutes on a clean bench.
Shape into a flattened disc and score the top.
Bake on a flat tray at 180 degrees (C) for about 30 minutes - it should be crusty on outside and sound hollow when tapped.

Here are a few images from our afternoon of bread baking - Cristini, Sour Dough rolls, Gluten free loaf, and Mint Dining Room's signature bread rolls.


  1. Actually there is no photo of the gluten free loaf, just wheat breads.We did make it and a photo was taken, but it was never mixed with the others, and isn't in these photos.
    Just incase anyone was concerned.

  2. Those rolls - with generous lashings of butter - sustained me mid-shift many a time, just hope the Chef never noticed!

  3. You stole my bread.......!
    Thanks Monica