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Preserve soda bread

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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 


Thanks 

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BettyR

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.

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challah

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