James Galway's Soda Bread Recipe

The traditional bread of Ireland

Step 1

Sift flour, salt, sugar & baking soda together a few times to mix the thoroughly. Make a well in the centre & stir in the buttermilk gradually to make a soft dough. Turn out on a floured board & knead lightly for a few minutes. Flatten it out to about 1/2" thick. With a floured knife, cut a cross on it to help it cook evenly throughout.

Step 2

Bake at once in a hot oven (450F, Gas 8, 230C) for 45 min. To test whether the cake is done or not, tap the bottom - if cooked it should sound hollow.

From: Michael Loo

Things You'll Need

  • 1lb Flour
  • 1ts Salt
  • 1ts Sugar
  • 1ts Baking soda
  • 1 1/2c Buttermilk

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