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Soda Bread

Ingredients:

2 cups all-purpose flour
1 cup whole wheat flour
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
2 tablespoons sugar
2 tablespoons margarine
1 egg
1 cup skim milk
1 teaspoon lemon juice

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 375° F.
  2. Measure flours, salt, baking powder, baking soda, and sugar into a large bowl. Stir to combine ingredients. Set aside.
  3. Melt margarine in a small saucepan over low heat (or microwave on high 30 seconds); cool.
  4. Crack egg into a small bowl and beat. Add milk, lemon juice, and melted margarine. Stir to combine ingredients.
  5. Pour egg mixture into flour mixture. Stir until dry ingredients are moistened.
  6. Turn dough onto a lightly floured surface. Knead until smooth, about 3 minutes. It’s OK for the dough to be a little sticky, but add more flour if the dough gets too sticky to handle.
  7. Shape the dough into four rounded loaves, about 4 inches in diameter; place on baking sheet.
  8. With a sharp knife dipped in flour, cut a cross 1/2 inch deep across the top of each loaf.
  9. Bake 20 to 25 minutes, until brown and crusty.

Yields about 16 servings

Source: Cooking Up Fun! Muffins & More – Cornell University Cooperative Extension

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