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Soda bread with herb and lemon butter

Australian Gourmet Traveller recipe for Soda bread with herb and lemon butter
Soda bread with herb and lemon butter

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Chris Chen


Herb and lemon butter



1.Preheat oven to 220C. Combine flours, sugar, bicarbonate of soda, and 1 tbsp sea salt in a large bowl, stir to combine and form a well in the centre, add buttermilk and 150ml water and gradually incorporate flour mixture with your hands to form a wet dough. Turn onto a floured surface, shape into a rough 22cm round, score a cross on top, scatter with flour, place on a lightly floured baking tray and bake for 15 minutes, then reduce oven to 180C and bake until bread is cooked through and sounds hollow when tapped (15-20 minutes). Cool on a wire rack. Soda bread will keep in an airtight container for 2 days.
2.Meanwhile, for herb and lemon butter, combine ingredients in a bowl, beat well, shape into a pat, cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate until firm but spreadable.
3.Serve soda bread with herb and lemon butter to the side.

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