E-Z Irish Soda Bread

“A good old fashioned soda bread with just the basic ingredients. Buttermilk gives this crusty loaf a good flavor. The best Irish soda bread around!”

4 cups all-purpose flour
4 Tbls. white sugar
1 tsp. baking soda
1 Tlbs. baking powder
1/2 tsp. salt
1/2 cup butter, softened
1 cup buttermilk
1 egg

Brushed Topping
1/4 cup butter, melted
1/4 cup buttermilk

1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Lightly grease a large baking sheet.

2. In a large bowl, mix together flour, sugar, baking soda, baking powder, salt and butter.

3. Stir in 1 cup of buttermilk and egg.

4. Turn dough out onto a lightly floured surface and knead slightly. Form dough into a round and place on prepared baking sheet.

5. In a small bowl, combine melted butter with 1/4 cup buttermilk; brush loaf with this mixture. Use a sharp knife to cut an ‘X’ into the top of the loaf.

6. Bake in preheated oven for 45 to 50 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center of the loaf comes out clean, about 30 to 50 minutes.

NOTE: You may continue to brush the loaf with the butter mixture while it bakes.

Lovely to serve with any traditional Irish fare: Corned Beef and Cabbage, Shepherd’s Pie, Colcannon, Lamb Stew, Chicken and Dumplings, and soups of all kinds. Enjoy!


2 responses to this post.

  1. I love breads and this looks mighty tasty with the crunchy crust.


  2. Oh, this looks DEE-LISH!


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