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BEST BREAD

Paddy The Baker
Here’s a gluten that’ll bring out the glutton in you. Bondi Junction’s other sweet and sour-doughs, have nothing on this Irish staple. The traditional Irish soda bread satiates the bustling crowds, at a wee stall of the Oxford St Mall markets, on Thursdays and Fridays. It’s pure rustic comfort: a damper of malt, wheat and salt, with the Britannian texture of a savoury scone. The authentic taste is from another time. From the first bite, you’re convinced this is what Celtic forefathers tasted; how bread is supposed to taste. Comes best in original, and goes best with butter.
 
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