Soda bread is possibly the easiest bread to make. No yeast, no proving, no fuss. Purists may sniff at the addition of walnuts, but I love them and so why wouldn’t I add them for extra depth? Introduce kids to this recipe – it’s worth the effort just to see their proud faces.
sugar in a large bowl and mix together.
and buttermilk together with a fork.
as it starts to come together, use your hands to pat and bring the dough
together. Add the walnut pieces and mix in with your hands.
floured baking tray. Use your hand to flatten the dough slightly so you end up
with a disc, roughly 6 -7 cm thick.
edge of a knife, then bake in the centre of the oven for 50 to 60 minutes, or
until a firm crust has formed and it sounds hollow when tapped on the bottom.