Friday, June 19, 2009

Irish Soda Bread



Five minutes of prep time and 35 in the oven is all it takes to get a delicious loaf of authentic Irish Soda Bread.
I first made this bread around Saint Patrick's Day and it turned out great. You don't have to be a bread baking master to turn out a nice loaf of Soda Bread. The buttermilk gives the bread a nice tang. We consumed almost the entire loaf straight from the oven warm with butter.

Enjoy!

3 1/2 C AP flour
1 1/2 t baking soda
3/4 t salt
1 1/2 C buttermilk

Preheat oven to 425 degrees.
Mix dry ingredients together in a large bowl. Slowly add buttermilk until the dough becomes moist and comes together. Knead for just about one minute. Form dough 6 inches by 2 inches and make cuts across the top. Brush with extra buttermilk and bake on a greased sheet for 30-35 minutes. The loaf should be brown and sound hollow when tapped on the bottom.

3 comments:

Justin said...

i guess i've never made irish soda bread before, because i'm totally mystified by how you can do so little work and get a bread like that

girlichef said...

That's it....really!? Yum :D

John said...

Wow, that looks SO GOOD!!! The crust looks amazing--great job! I just started an Italian food blog at

http://alphabetcook.blogspot.com/

Come check it out!

John