Monday, March 16, 2009

Irish Soda Bread - The Real Thing

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So many people irk me with their incorrect recipes for Irish soda bread. It's a simple bread folks. There aren't any raisins, sugar or other fancies within it. It's just bread but it's good.

Here's the ingredients and the recipe:

4 cups (16 oz) of all purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon salt
14 oz of buttermilk

Preheat the oven to 425 F degrees.

Lightly grease and flour a cake pan.

In a large bowl, sieve and combine all the dry ingredients.

Add the buttermilk to form a sticky dough. Place on floured surface and lightly knead (too much allows the gas to escape).

Shape into a round flat shape in a round cake pan and cut a cross in the top of the dough.

Cover the pan with another pan and bake for 30 minutes (this simulates the bastible pot).

Remove cover and bake for an additional 15 minutes.

The bottom of the bread will have a hollow sound when tapped. This means that it's done.


Colleen Degnan Johnson
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1 comment:

Lisa said...

Thanks for sharing this recipe. Of course, it helps to have authentic flour from Ireland!

Happy St. Patrick's Day, Colleen!

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