Bread Soda

Bread Soda, also know as baking soda, saleratus, or bicarbonate of soda is widely used in Irish Bread making as a raising agent.

When mixed with Butter-Milk, cardon dioxide is released that helps dough rise. This combination is most ofenly used in White Soda Bread and in Brown Bread. When used in White/Brown Soda bread, the bread soda gives has a slightly yellow hue to the cooked bread - if the bread turns out too yellow looking then you've probably used too much Bread Soda, too little and the bread won't rise. Of equal importance to the amount, is the sieving - the bread soda can't have any lumps and must be evenly spread otherwise you end up with brown/burnt spots in the your bread, uugghhh.

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