Soda Bread with Vinegar

Well folks here is a recipe I found that  I am going to try, because it does not require you to knead it.

Most of the bread recipes (if you don’t have a heavy-duty mixer) require that you knead the dough until the right consistently, which could be from 8 minutes to 10 minutes before the darn thing looks right.

For us elderly people (cute word) it comes down to easy recipes that require less work to make.  Arthritis has most of us reaching for that mixer now, or recipes like the one I found to make.

  • 1 cup milk
  • 2 tsp vinegar
  • 4 cups flour
  • 2 tsp baking soda
  • 2 tsp cream of tartar
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 4 tbsp butter

Preheat oven to 425 degrees

  • In a bowl add vinegar to milk and set aside.
  • In another mixing bowl mix together flour, baking soda, cream of tartar and salt.
  • Use your fingertips to rub the butter into the flour mixture.
  • Add the milk mixture to the flour a little at a time and stir into the dough until it’s all moist.
  • Shape the dough into a 2 inch thick circle on a lightly greased cookie sheet.
  • Bake for 30 minutes and eat while warm.

I have read all kinds of things about vinegar in bread and most interesting was that people have tried it in regular bread recipes to extend the period of freshness. (No mold). They have found no flavor difference and bread is fluffier. One lady said she used vinegar in place of gluten and another said you can smell the vinegar if you make a sandwich and sniff it plus has a faint flavor as well.

So am going to try it and will let you know how it turns out. If it turns out good, I am going to try it in my solar oven. I will let you know next week what happened. If anyone tries it before me, please let me know how you like it.

This would be an easy bread to make in any emergency no yeast needed and hopefully it will be easy to make and cook.

Preparedness Mom

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2 Responses to Soda Bread with Vinegar

  1. Anne Ollamha says:

    I have had arthritis in my hands since I was in my twenties, but I have never had a bread maker or heavy-duty mixer. I found that the time that my hands hurt the most was when mixing the dough with the spoon. So I began to turn out the sticky dough as soon as my hands started to hurt and work in the dough with my fists and the heels of my hands. No wrenching movements. I work at a table that is low enough that I can use my weight to provide the force for kneading the dough. I learned this technique from my grandmother, who also had arthritis in her hands, but never let it stop her from getting work done.

  2. Prepardness Mom says:

    Thank you for your advice. I will try it your way and see what happens.

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