Wild Garlic Irish Soda Bread
Soda Bread is an amazingly easy, versatile recipe and has stood the test of time as an Irish classic because it so simple. It is a no knead, no fuss style of bread which is my kind of recipe!
You can change this classic by adding lots of tasty things like sea-salt, different cheeses, herbs but this time I added wild garlic! It’s delicious on its own or served with a warm bowl of soup.
- 200 g
- wholegrain flour
- 275 g
- strong white flour
- 350 ml
- generous teaspoon of bicarbonate of soda
- large free-range egg
- 1 tsp
- handful of wild garlic leaves, roughly chopped (optional)
- pinch of salt
How to Make Wild Garlic Irish Soda Bread
- 1Preheat the oven to 190°C. Grease and flour a 900g loaf tin.
- 2Combine the flour, bicarbonate of soda, wild garlic and salt in a mixing bowl.
- 3In a Pyrex measuring jug, measure out the buttermilk and then whisk in the egg and honey.
- 4Make a well in the center of the dry ingredients, and then pour in the wet mixture.
- 5Add a little extra flour if you find the dough is too wet and sticky.
- 6Using a wooden spoon, bring the mix together to form a dough. Shape into a rough oval and place in the loaf tin.
- 7Sprinkle with a little flour on top and bake in the oven for 35 minutes.
- 8The bread is cooked when you can turn it out on a wire rack, and when the bottom is tapped it should sound hollow.
- 9Allow to cool before slicing and enjoying with a little butter.