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Irish Soda Bread


This simple recipe was brought back from Ireland during our 1984 trip. It makes a single loaf which is just right for a meal - goes great with soup or stew.

Make just enough for the meal, though. It doesn't keep well.

 

Ingredients

  • 2 cups flour (1 whole wheat & 1 white)
  • ¼ tsp baking soda
  • ¾ cup buttermilk (or 2 tbsp vinegar in ¾ cup milk)
  • tsp baking powder
  • ¾ tsp salt

Instructions

Mix dry ingredients. Add milk and stir to make soft dough.  Knead 1 minute on lightly floured surface.  Shape into 8-inch round loaf.  Either place on greased or floured cookie sheet or in an 8-inch round pan.  Cut a cross on top and bake for 35-40 minutes at 350 degrees.  Cool on a rack a bit. Cut loaf in half, then slice pieces from each half. Serve warm.

Variations: add a handful of raisins or caraway seeds or whatever else you'd like.

   

 

 

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