Irish Soda Bread

Total Time
10 mins
40 mins

Irish Soda Bread

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  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit.
  2. Add the flour, baking soda, baking powder, cornstarch, sugar and salt to a large bowl; mix well.
  3. Add all of the buttermilk at once; stir until soft dough forms.
  4. It might be a little lumpy, but don't worry about it at this point.
  5. Pour contents of bowl out onto the counter.
  6. Knead for a minute or so until blended.
  7. Divide dough into two portions.
  8. Shape each portion into a round loaf with lightly flattened tops.
  9. Put loaves on large ungreased baking sheet, preferably the nonstick kind.
  10. Sprinkle some additional flour on top of each loaf and with a sharp knife, cut a cross in two slashes across the top of each loaf.
  11. Let the loaves sit for 10 minutes.
  12. Bake for 40 minutes or until golden brown.
  13. Makes 2 loaves.