Episode 68

Published on:

16th Aug 2021

Episode 68. Cor blimey, Trousers!

Pete’s Easy Soda Bread 


375g bread flour. (I use half Wholemeal, half White) 

1 Dessert Spoon of Caster Sugar

1 Teaspoon of Bicarbonate of Soda

1/2 Teaspoon of Salt

284ml Carton of Buttermilk

1 Egg


Heat oven to 180 Degrees Centigrade. 

Cover baking tray with baking parchment. 

Whisk egg. 

Combine all ingredients in a bowl and mix well. 

Turn out onto a floured surface. Knead briefly and form into a rough boule.

Place on baking tray. Make a cross cut on the top. 

Bake for 25-30 minutes. 

Cool on wire rack.

And that's it for this week - the rest will be revealed as you listen.



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Steve Hogarth
Lead singer of Marillion, father, hippy, punk, soul singer, progressive rockstar (wtf!), defender of the faith, voice of reason in a world gone crazy...

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Steve Hogarth

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Lead singer/songwriter Marillion since 1989. 14 studio albums. Previously with How We Live and The Europeans in the 80's.
Teller of stories from an incident-prone life, citizen of the world, lover of all peoples, imperfect human being, voice of reason in a world gone crazy.

Anthony Short

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I have been tinkering with audio since my mid-teens, recording songs & producing content for friends.

Post university I embraced the world of retail, firstly in supermarkets and later in & around the music instrument industry.

After 20 years or so, I took a sideways step into podcasting and began a venture called ashortstories, which helps in the development & production of podcasts for anyone that has a story to tell.