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Preserve soda bread

Paddy the Baker's picture
Paddy the Baker

Preserve soda bread

hi there

I bake a traditional irish soda bread and sell it at local markets. I want to supply some local shops but need to improve the shelf life of the bread. any suggestions for a natural preservative 


BettyR's picture

I have found you can replace 1/2 of your buttermilk with sour cream, it adds more moisture and the bread will stay fresh a day or two longer.

challah's picture

there are a couple of ways

try using yogurt instead of buttermilk

soak the brown flour in water for 12/24 hours before mixing

guar/zanthan gum powder (tiny amount)

if i could see your recipe i may have more ideas