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Bacon and Herb Soda Bread

Serves: 4 peopleRecipe course: Side dishTotal time (min.): 60
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Tools

Stand Mixers

Ingredients

6 rashers smoked back bacon
225g (8oz) strong plain flour
225g (8oz) wholemeal flour
5ml (1tsp) salt
5ml (1tsp) bicarbonate soda
15ml (1tbsp) fresh chopped sage
1 stick celery, very finely chopped
125ml (4floz) natural yoghurt
175ml (6 floz) milk

Methods

1 - Preheat the oven to 200°C, 400°F, Gas Mark 6. Cook the bacon rashers under a hot grill, turning once during cooking until golden. Remove from the heat and chop.
2 - Add the flours, salt, bicarbonate of soda, bacon, sage and celery to the bowl, fit dough hook and blend on speed 2 for 1 minute, until combined. Add the yoghurt and milk and blend on speed 1 for 2 minutes, until a soft dough forms.
​​​​​​​3 - Turn the dough out onto a lightly floured surface and roll into a ball. Place on the baking sheet and flatten slightly. Using a sharp knife score a cross in the top. Sprinkle the top with flour and bake for 35-40 minutes, until golden. Serve with lashings of butter or good cheeses.

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