Irish Soda Bread 2 Recipe

Step 1

Preheat the oven to 425. With a pastry brush coat a baking sheet evenly with the tablespoon of softened butter. Sift the flour, soda and salt together into a deep mixing bowl. Gradually add 1 cup of the buttermilk, beating constantly with a large spoon until the dough is firm enough to be gathered into a ball . If the dough crumbles, beat up to 1/2 cup more buttermilk into it by the tablespoon until the particles adhere.

Step 2

Place the dough on a lightly floured board and pat and shape it into a flat circular loaf about 8" in diameter and 1 1/2 " thick. Set he loaf on the baking sheet. Then with the tip of a small knife cut a 1/2" deep X into the dough,dividing the top of the loaf into quarters.

Step 3

Bake the bread in the middle of the oven for about 45 minutes or until the top is golden brown.

There are a couple of variations on this. You can add 1 cup currants or raisins with the flour. Also you can sprinkle the top of the loaf with caraway seeds.

Things You'll Need

  • 1tb Butter, softened
  • 4c All-purpose flour
  • 1ts Baking soda
  • 1ts Salt
  • 1 1/2c Buttermilk

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