Soda Bread

Michelle Sebastian

By
@dc2london

Pre-heat oven: 450 degrees
Need: large bowl and lightly-floured baking sheet

Goes really well with Beef in Guinness! or warm with butter and a pint or tea!


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Comments:

Serves:

depends

Prep:

15 Min

Cook:

45 Min

Method:

Bake

Ingredients

4 c
flour
1 tsp
salt
1 tsp
baking soda
1 tsp
sugar (optional)
2 c
buttermilk or sour milk

Directions Step-By-Step

1
sieve dry ingredients into a large bowl; scoop handfuls of mixture and drop back into bowl to aerate
2
add enough buttermilk to make a soft dough; work quickly as the milk and soda are already reacting; knead the dough lightly (too much will toughen it, too little and it won't rise)
3
form a round load about as thick as your fist; place it on a lightly-floured baking sheet and cut a cross in the top
4
back at 450 degrees for 30-45 minutes; when baked, the loaf will sound hollow when you rap it on the bottom
5
wrap your bread immediately in a clean tea towel to keep the crust from hardening too much

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Other Breads
Main Ingredient: Flour
Regional Style: Irish
Other Tag: Quick & Easy