Saturday, March 14, 2015

Irish Soda Bread

Traditional Irish Soda Bread
Tip: Read directions completely before preparing.

4 cups all-purpose flour
1 1/2 teaspoons salt
1 teaspoon baking soda
2 cups buttermilk

Coat for bread
1/2 stick (1/4 cup) butter
1/4 cup buttermilk

Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.  Grease bottom of baking dish.

In a large bowl, mix together flour, baking soda, salt, and buttermilk.

 Turn dough out onto a lightly floured surface and knead slightly. Form dough into a round and place in prepared baking dish.

In a small bowl, combine melted butter with 1/4 cup buttermilk; brush and coat loaf with this mixture.

Use a sharp knife to cut an 'X' into the top of the loaf.

Bake in preheated oven for 50 - 60 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center of the loaf comes out clean. You may continue to brush the loaf with the butter mixture while it bakes. Enjoy!

Tip: If one searches the internet using the term "Traditional Irish Soda Bread" about 63,500 sites are listed. 98% of them aren't even close to being traditional. Traditional Irish Soda bread ingredients include only flour, baking soda, salt and buttermilk! This is a traditional recipe!