Irish Soda Bread
Traditional soda bread consists of only flour, baking soda, salt and buttermilk. The buttermilk reacts with the baking soda to produce carbon dioxide and thus rise.
- 4 c
- unbleached all purpose flour
- 1 tsp
- baking soda
- 1 tsp
- kosher salt
- 14 oz
How to Make Irish Soda Bread
- 1Preheat your oven to 425-degrees. Grease a Dutch oven and preheat it in the 425 degree oven for about 15 minutes, while you prepare the dough.
- 2In a large bowl, sift together the flour, baking soda and salt. Make a well in the center and slowly pour in the buttermilk, incorporating it into the dry ingredients with a wooden spoon a little at a time.
- 3Once you have it all mixed together into sticky dough, turn it out onto a floured cutting board and knead lightly (too much kneading will make the gas escape).
- 4Form the dough into a ball and flatten slightly into a disc shape. Dip a sharp knife in flour and cut an X mark across the top of the dough.
- 5Place the dough into the preheated Dutch oven, cover with the lid and bake for 30 minutes.
- 6Remove the lid and bake another 15 minutes.
Remove from the oven and enjoy.