Ok here goes, my head on your screen, hello!
I figured if I can do TV then I can do video blogging. I know it's full of holes, I have spikes sticking out of my head for a start, or maybe that's my halo??
My son Saoirse, who is 9, did the filming, not bad for a 9 year old and cheaper than an unemployed freelance cameraman. I did have to help him with his geography as payment, but I do that anyway and we had a laugh. The battery on the camera was running out as we filmed so we literally shot it in six minutes, all in. The green cardie is for the Oirish-ness, I won't do that again.
I posted this recipe back in Jan 2008, so the quantities of what you need are here.
You can tell if the loaf is done by turning it on it's head, slapping it on the bottom and if it sounds hollow, it's ready. When it's cooling (fat chance) cover it with a damp tea towel then the crust won't end up like shoe leather.
You will need:
400g plain flour
Pinch of salt
Level teaspoon of bread soda
Mix the flour, salt and bread soda together in a large mixing bowl.
Add in the buttermilk and mix completely. The Mammys always use their hand in a claw-like shape to bind the ingredients, you can use a dough hook, but hand is more fun.
Take out of the bowl and put onto a floured work surface and knead into a circular loaf shape.
Cut a deep cross into the bread, this allows it to expand, and bake at 170 degrees C for one hour
Transfer to a wire rack and allow to cool.Enjoy with a slab of Kerrygold butter and a smile