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Old 03-28-2020, 05:40 PM
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For those new to bread making and want something that is easy and not a flat bread.

Soda Bread

Preheat oven to 400F

Add 2 tablespoons white vinegar to large measuring cup and fill to 2 cup mark with milk and let set a minute.

Combine dry ingredients in a bowl:
4 1/4 cups all purpose flour
1 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon sugar

Make a well in the flour mix and pour in the soured milk. Mix with fork until it starts sticking together.

Flour your kneading surface and divide the dough because this makes two small loaves.

Knead the dough several times, pausing to flour occasionally to avoid sticking.

Shape into two round loves and score a deep X on the top of each.

Paint tops with melted butter as option. Sprinkling with herbs is also fine to try.

Bake on fine mesh rack for around 35 minutes. You'll have to learn your oven to judge the perfect timing.

Remove and let completely cool.


You can use milk powder to make the needed milk. Just be sure to mix up the day before.


Other than the butter and herbs options you are using very basic stores that preppers should have.

Flour (or a way to make it), Milk (UTC cartons or dry), salt, sugar, baking soda, and white vinegar are all very essential prep stores.


This is a great recipe to learn basic bread making. Mixing and kneading are practiced and you learn to get the feel for how your oven bakes bread. Failures only use very affordable stores. With batch turn around, including cooling, of around an hour you could get in several runs in an afternoon to refine your abilities and learn your oven quirks. Practice this and get good enough and you will be ready for tackling more advanced yeast or baking powder breads, like the one JoJo just put up.

This bread doesn't taste anything special. It's just basic rustic bread. But paired with a bowl of slow cooked beans it is still very satisfying.
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