How to Make Irish Soda Bread
Learn How to Make Irish Soda Bread. This traditional Irish bread is so good and the perfect complement Irish Beef Stew.
How to Make Irish Soda Bread
- 2 1/2 cups flour
- 2 cups wheat flour
- 4 t baking powder
- 1/2 t baking soda
- 1 t salt
- 3 T sugar
- 1 T caraway seeds
- 2 c buttermilk
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees and grease a 9-inch bread pan and dust it with flour. In a large bowl, mix 4 cups of flour with the baking powder, baking soda, salt, sugar, and seeds. Add the buttermilk to the bowl and mix with a fork until the mixture forms a dough.
Sprinkle flour on a board. Turn out the dough and knead for about 5 minutes, working in the flour from the board and forming the dough into a smooth round loaf about 8 inches in diameter. Press the dough evenly into the pan and cut an "x" about 1/2 inch deep across the top.
Bake for 1 and a quarter hours or until the loaf sounds hollow when tapped on the bottom. Move the loaf onto a wire rack and brush the top with butter.
Serve warm with soft Irish butter. Break off chunks or slice.
This bread is perfect to serve stew or soup.
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