So I looked for a recipe that used milk instead of buttermilk. Really, I ought to use up any sour milk baking soda bread, but I always seem to forget.
Anyway, here it is and it was very tasty. I actually made half quantities because it was a test and the loaf it made wasn't huge but rose well and will provide three of us with bread for our soup today.
It is not my recipe, I found it a long time ago and saved it on my hard drive. I can't remember where it comes from but if i do, I will amend this post accordingly.
|Photo borrowed from Google but my bread looked just like this|
1 tsps. salt or less
2 tsps. bicarbonate of soda
4 tsps. cream of tartar
25g (l oz) fat (I used 15 ml veg oil and it was fine)
250ml (1/2 pint) milk (approx.)
Turn the mixture onto a floured board and knead lightly for one minute. Shape into a round and place on a greased baking sheet. Mark with a cross, cutting almost to the base of the dough.
Bake at 220 C (425 F) Gas 7 for 40-50 mins until well risen, lightly browned and firm underneath (my smaller loaf took a lot less time - more like 20 mins and then another five turned over).
Note: The bicarbonate of soda and cream of tartar can be replaced by 4 tsps. of baking powder.
If soured milk is used instead of fresh milk reduce the cream of tartar to 2 tsps.