Recipe by troyh
Irish Soda Bread
Top Review by -Sylvie-
This was so easy to make and I could hardly wait for it to be cool enough to slice! I had it with butter and home-made strawberry & rhubarb jam. Lovely! I used 50/50 plain and stoneground wholemeal flour as I prefer brown soda bread. I guess the wholemeal flour was the reason that I had to use additional buttermilk to bind it all together (about 1/4 cup). I'll defenitely be making this again! *UPDATE* I have finaly tried the recipe as it is written because I was out of wholemeal flour and just wanted to add, that it's still a great tasting soda bread, that I just can't stop eating!
- 6 cups all-purpose flour
- 2 teaspoons baking soda
- 2 teaspoons baking powder
- 3 tablespoons cornstarch
- 2 teaspoons sugar
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 2 1⁄2 cups buttermilk
Directions See How It's Made
- Preheat oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit.
- Add the flour, baking soda, baking powder, cornstarch, sugar and salt to a large bowl; mix well.
- Add all of the buttermilk at once; stir until soft dough forms.
- It might be a little lumpy, but don't worry about it at this point.
- Pour contents of bowl out onto the counter.
- Knead for a minute or so until blended.
- Divide dough into two portions.
- Shape each portion into a round loaf with lightly flattened tops.
- Put loaves on large ungreased baking sheet, preferably the nonstick kind.
- 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.
- Let the loaves sit for 10 minutes.
- Bake for 40 minutes or until golden brown.
- Makes 2 loaves.