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Chicken Stock
Hedgehog Cake
Speculaas Biscuits
Austrian Apple Cake
Plum Squares
Apple and Sausage Loaf
Orange and Walnut Loaf
Pumpkin Pie
Beef and Guinness Casserole
Roasted Pumpkin Soup
Soda Bread
Pumpkin and Orange Muffins
Quince Vodka
Mash O’ Nine Sorts
Pork Sausages with Beans
Posh Polenta Pancakes
Basic Muffins
Dainty Toasties
Awesome American Pancakes
Orange and Rhubarb Crumble

Soda Bread

This is a recipe Carla made at her cookery class at school. It’s delicious and very child-friendly - a good way to introduce your children to breadmaking. Makes two small loaves.

Soda Bread goes very well with Roast Pumpkin Soup.

225g wholewheat flour
225g plain flour
1 tsp bicarbonate of soda
A large pinch of salt
50g margarine
300ml plain yogurt
A little milk may be required

Heat the oven to 200 degrees C (fan oven 180 degrees C), Gas Mark 6. Grease a baking tray.
Mix the flours, bicarbonate of soda and salt in a large mixing bowl. Rub the margarine into the dry ingredients. Make a well in the centre and add the yogurt. Mix well. You may need to add a little milk to make a soft dough.
Turn the dough on to a floured surface and knead for 2 minutes. Divide the dough into 2 and form into round loaves. Place on a greased baking tray. Make 8 deep cuts into the dough to form individual portions. Place in the oven for 15 minutes. Then turn down the oven to 190 degrees C (fan oven 170 degrees C), Gas Mark 5 and bake for another 20 mins.
Remove from the oven and cool on a wire rack.