Real Irish Soda Bread

READY IN: 55mins
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
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DIRECTIONS

  • Sieve flour, salt and soda into a bowl. Add sugar if used.
  • Rub in the margarine to resemble breadcrumbs, lifting mixture with fingertips to introduce air to the dough.
  • Add sufficient buttermilk and mix to make a soft dough.
  • Turn onto a lightly floured board and knead a little.
  • Turn the smooth side up and shape into a round. Place the dough on a floured tin.
  • Cut a cross over the top.
  • Bake in a pre-heated oven, 400°F 200°C Gas 6 for 40-45 minutes.
  • When baked the underneath when "tapped" should have a hollow sound.
  • Cool on a wire tray. Cover with a tea towel to give a soft crust.
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