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Mar 16, 2009 03:25 PM

Baking time alterations for Irish Soda Bread

I tacked this question on to the end of the Irish Soda Bread thread, but I doubt anyone will be viewing it anymore. Need some help for tomorrow.

I want to make a recipe for soda bread using 2 cups of white flour. I'd like to split it and make two small round loaves. Do I need to change the baking time? Just watch it and check after 25 minutes or so?

It will be just flour, soda, salt, buttermilk. Thanks for your help.

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  1. Consider the other end of the size spectrum: baking powder biscuits, which are those ingredients plus fat, bake in about 10 minutes.

    1. The traditional rule of thumb is to tap the bottom of the cooked round--it should sound hollow. If it sounds dense, it's not cooked.

      1. Thank you, both. I didn't get around to the bread on the 17th, but when I do, I will be sure to plan for a much shorter bake time.