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RECIPE: Soda Bread/Scottish Farl »

Soda bread dates back to approximately 1840, when bicarbonate of soda was introduced to Ireland. Because the climate of Ireland hinders the growth of hard wheat (which creates a flour that rises easily with the assistance of yeast), bicarbonate of soda replaced yeast as the leavening agent.
There are several theories as to the significance of the cross in soda bread. Some believe that the cross was placed in the bread to ward off evil. It is more likely that the cross is used to help with the cooking of the bread or to serve as a guideline for even slices.

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Our Big Move »

It is with both excitement and a little bit of a sadness that we moved out of our home for almost 40 years in Bruntsfield Place, to a new premise at the Gyle on the 22nd of April.

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