Irish Soda Bread
4 cups all purpose flour
1/4 cup sugar
1 tbsp baking powder
1 tsp baking soda
1 1/2 tsp salt
1/4 cup butter
1 3/4 cup buttermilk
In a small bowl combine eggs and buttermilk. If you don’t have any buttermilk you can make your own. Fill your liquid measuring cup with milk, remove 1 tbsp of milk and add 1 tbsp of white vinegar. Stir.
Simple Irish Soda Bread Recipe
- 4 cups all purpose flour
- 1/4 cup sugar
- 1 tbsp baking powder
- 1 tsp baking soda
- 1 1/2 tsp salt
- 1/4 cup butter
- 2 eggs
- 1 3/4 cup buttermilk
- Whisk together flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda and salt in a large bowl.
- Cut cold butter into dry ingredients, using a fork or a pastry cutter, until the mixture resembles fine crumbs.
- In a small bowl combine eggs and buttermilk. If you don't have any buttermilk you can make your own. Fill your liquid measuring cup with milk, remove 1 tbsp of milk and add 1 tbsp of white vinegar. Stir.
- Pour buttermilk and eggs into the dry ingredients. Mix with a fork until dough is wet.
- Knead dough, on a lightly floured surface. Only knead the bread 8-10 times.
- Form a large ball and place the ball on a parchment paper lined baking sheet. Use a sharp knife to etch an "X" across the ball of dough.
- Bake in 350°F oven for 1 hour. You will know it is done when it is golden brown and when it sounds hollow when you knock on the bottom of the bread.
Love this recipe? Check out our Cheddar and Herb Biscuits…another perfect little dipper for soups, chilli and stews.Do you make your own bread? If you are looking for a recipe for a traditional loaf of yeast bread, I found this recipe fairly easy to bake. And, if you are looking for another bread recipe…pizza dough…check out my family pizza night post. What is your favourite bread recipe? Feel free to share here in the comments.