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Baking time alterations for Irish Soda Bread

nemo Mar 16, 2009 03:25 PM

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.

  1. paulj Mar 16, 2009 04:10 PM

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

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      thursday Mar 17, 2009 07:06 PM

      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. n
        nemo Mar 18, 2009 05:33 AM

        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.

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