Project Discipline: Baking
Ages: All ages!!
Difficulty level: Medium (Cloverbuds will need help)
Supplies needed: Flour, salt, baking soda, milk, vinegar. Measuring cups, bowl, spoon for stirring. Oven
Step 2: Make Your "Buttermilk"!
Add vinegar to milk in a small bowl, and let sit for at least 10 minutes.
Step 3: Mix Other Ingredients and Get Oven Ready!
Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
Mix together flour, salt & baking soda.
For a quick tutorial on how to measure flour, try this video!
Step 4: Combine Ingredients
Once your time is up on the buttermilk, add gradually to the rest of the mix until you can turn out onto a floured surface and form it into a ball.
Note: Dough may be somewhat sticky - it's a great time for taste testing on fingers!
Step 5: Knead dough and bake!
The directions say to knead a few times to form ball but we actually forgot to knead our dough (learn by doing, right!?), so we plopped it right into the cast iron skillet (you could use a cake pan if you don't have the pan!).
The directions were to bake for 20 minutes, but ours took 30. If you want the traditional look of Irish Soda Bread, don't forget to cut some cross marks in the top before putting it in the oven.
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