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New England Soda Bread

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Ingredients
  Oil 2 Teaspoon
  Stale bread 4 Ounce, soaked overnight in 350 ml (12 fl oz) cold water (100 Gram Bread, Crust Less)
  Molasses/Black treacle 6 Tablespoon
  Salt 1 Teaspoon
  Corn meal 5 Ounce (150 Gram)
  Rye flour 5 Ounce (150 Gram)
  Wholemeal flour 5 Ounce (100%, 150 Gram)
  Soda bicarbonate 2 Teaspoon
  Cold water 6 Tablespoon
Directions

GETTING READY
1 Using oil, grease two 1-1/2-litre (1 1/2-pint) round ovenproof moulds or pudding basins and set aside.
2 Preheat the oven to 300°F (150°c / Gas Mark 2)

MAKING
3 In a bowl, rub the soaked bread through a fine metal sieve uing the back of a wooden spoon,
4 Add in the molasses or treacle to the pureed bread mixing well.
5 In another mixing bowl, combine the salt, corn meal, rye flour, wholewheat flour and soda.
6 Create a well in the centre of the dry ingredients.
7 Pour in the water and add the bread and molasses mixture.
8 Stir constantly to blend all the ingredients well.
9 Equally divide the mixture between two bowls.
10 Using a greased aluminium foil, cover securely and tie tightly with string under the rim of each basin.
11 Steam for 3-3 1/2 hours.
12 Bake the loaves in their basins in the oven for about 15 minutes.
13 This will remove any excess moisture from the bread.
14 Turn on to a wire rack and allow to cool.

SERVING
15 Serve warm or cold with butter and honey or cheese (optional)

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Easy
Cuisine: 
European
Course: 
Side Dish
Method: 
Steamed
Dish: 
Bread
Interest: 
Everyday, Healthy
Servings: 
6

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