Monday, March 16, 2009

Irish Soda Bread

Our family has always had the traditional Corned Beef & Cabbage with potatoes and onions not only for St. Patrick's Day but throughout the year. Here is our easy recipe for Irish Soda Bread that can be made with basic ingredients from the pantry!

Irish Soda Bread

A simple bread not only for sandwiches but for just eating fresh from the oven!
2-1/2 cup flour
1 tsp. bicarbonate of soda
1-1/2 - 1-3/4 cup buttermilk, sour milk or fresh milk
1 tsp. salt
If using fresh milk add 1 tsp. of cream of tartar to dry ingredients

Mix all dry ingredients together in a bowl. Make a well in the centre. Add enough milk to make a thick dough. Stir with a spoon. The pouring should be done in large quantities. The mixture should be slack, not wet. Mix dough lightly with floured hands. Put into a well greased loaf pan and make a large cross over it with a floured knife (the cross keeps the loaf from splitting while baking). Bake in a moderate oven for 40 min. at 375F. To keep the bread soft, wrap it in a clean tea towel.


niftyknits said...

I remember making soda bread back in the late 70s I think it was, when someone or other was on strike and there was no bread in the shops! Good grief, tha makes me feel aged :-(


Oooh 'm going to try this! :0)

Doris Sturm said...

Oh, no...I wish I hadn't seen this - I'm such a bread a holic (he, he, he) I'm going to try this! It sounds delish!