Why did no one ever tell me how easy soda bread is to make? From now on i will whip up a loaf every.... ah, well maybe not that often, but it's really not much of a faff at all, and is really, rather good to snaffle down with a little bit of butter, or some jam, or some peanut butter. And it makes blummin lovely bacon sandwiches.
Ok, so its really not the prettiest, but it was really very yummy and comforting, and there is a supreme amount of satisfaction and domestic goddess type smugness in eating home-baked bread.
I used Lorraine Pascal's recipe, which can be found here. There were a couple of tweaks, as i made an impromptu decision to make this so had to make do with what i had in the cupboards. So i used warm milk with lemon juice instead of buttermilk, and golden syrup in place of treacle.