Irish Soda Bread

READY IN: 55mins
Recipe by Kaarin

An authentic Irish soda bread, which is leavened by the combination of buttermilk and baking soda. The round loaf is tender, compact and slightly moist. It has a rustic crust and characteristically has an X slashed on top. I like to make this to go with stew, especially when I don't have time to make a yeast bread.

Top Review by cookcathy

Great Soda Bread recipe! Makes a very traditional loaf with no fuss and no corrupting raisins, seeds, and extra stuff. We had our with soup for dinner.

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees and grease a baking sheet or 8 inch round pan.
  2. Mix the flour, salt and baking soda; add the buttermilk and stir briskly with a fork until the dough holds together in a rough mass.
  3. Knead on a lightly floured board for about 30 seconds, then form into an 8 inch round, about 1 1/2 inched thick.
  4. Slash a large 1/4 inch deep X across the top and bake for 45-50 minutes, until browned and the X has spread open.
  5. Cool on a rack, then wrap in a slightly damp towel and let rest on the rack for at least 8 hours (although we often eat it as soon as it cools).

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