Brown Irish Soda Bread

"From Better Homes and Gardens Cookbook"
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  • In a bowl combine flour, baking powder, baking soda, and 1/4 t. salt.
  • Cut in butter.
  • Combine 1 egg and buttermilk and add to flour mixture; stir till just moistened.
  • On a lightly floured surface, knead gently for 12 strokes.
  • On a greased baking sheet, shape dough into a 6-in. round loaf.
  • Cut a 4-in. cross, 1/4-in. deep, on the top.
  • Brush with one beaten egg.
  • Bake for 35 minute in a 375 degree oven.
  • Cool on rack.

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  1. This is a nicely textured, simple bread that goes well with soup.
  2. I can’t believe how easy this was to make - I was all out of whole wheat flour, so had to use all white. I did add 1 tablespoon of caraway seeds. I was expecting it to make a bit bigger loaf - but turned out to be plenty for a corned beef and cabbage dinner for 3 and have some left over for toasting at breakfast this morning - can’t wait to make it using the wheat flour. Thank you mrose75 for a quick and easy good tasting bread.
  3. I made this in honor of St. Patrick's Day 2009. This recipe is so simple and quick. It went perfectly with the Irish Stew#183782 that I made. My husband just crumbled the bread up into the stew and he said it was wonderful! This bread looks and tastes exactly like the Irish soda bread we had when we went to Ireland in 2003 and 2005. Thank you! It brought back many wonderful memories.
  4. I made this again and used out flour instead of white. oh, my kids eat the whole loaf.
  5. This bread went really well with the Irish stew I made last night; it was almost like a giant wheat biscuit. Instead of eggwash on the dough, I brushed the dough with oil for a soft and crumbly crust, which worked great for getting the last of the stew out of the dish. Goes together very easily and has a soft dense texture - I loved the fact it uses whole wheat flour!



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