Irish Soda Bread
Traditional, 4 ingredient Irish soda bread that is served with stews, sauces, or with creamy Irish butter.
- 3 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
- 3/4 tsp. baking soda
- 1/2 tsp. salt
- 1 1/2 - 1 3/4 cups buttermilk
Pre-heat oven to 450°F.
Lightly flour a large baking sheet and set aside.
Sift all of the dry ingredients into a large mixing bowl.
Make a well in the center of the dry ingredients and pour in 1-1/2 cups of the buttermilk. Incorporate buttermilk in the flour with one hand adding more buttermilk a little at a time just until the dough begins to come together.
Place the dough on well-floured surface and form into a round shape (approximately 6-7 inches in diameter and 1-1/2 inches high in the center).
With a sharp knife, make two cuts in the dough about ¼ inch deep in the shape of a cross.
Transfer the dough to the prepared baking sheet and bake for 15 minutes. Lower the oven temperature to 400°F and bake until the bread is browned, approximately for an additional 20 to 30 minutes.
Place on a cooling rack and cool completely.
A great addition to Irish Beef Stew or Shepherd’s Pie.
Recipe provided by Make Your Meals