It is always the same ritual: first, the dragging of the chair, the open cupboard, flour, sugar, utensils arranged on the worktop, apron worn, sleeves rolled, eyes open, two sets of hands ready to knead. This is a story of a collaboration between a grandmother and her granddaughter as they set off to co-create the baking of the famous Irish soda bread.
Recipe by Beatrice H.
4 cups plain flour
2 cups wholemeal flour
1 teaspoon bread soda
2 fists sugar
1 fist sunflower seeds
Mix all together
Make a well and pour in 2 tablespoons of sunflower oil and butter milk. Mix well.
Knead and turn upside down.
Grease a tin and make a cross with a knife on top of the dough.
Bake for 1 hour and 15 minutes.
Put on a wire tray and cover with greaseproof paper and a damp tea-towel.
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