Monday, February 14, 2011

Simple Irish Soda Bread

Just for a try, I tried making this Irsih Soda Bread from my cookbook Hmmm Baking... The bread that goes with any soup.

2 cups all purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
almost full cup buttermilk

Preheat the oven for 200 ̊C(400 ̊F). Place a parchment paper in a baking sheet. Sift the flour, salt, and baking soda together into a bowl. Make a well in the center and pour in most of the buttermilk. Mix well, first with wooden spoon and then with hands. The dough should be soft but not too wet. Add more buttermilk, if necessary. Turn out th dough onto a lightly floured counter and knead lightly and briefly. Shape into a circle. Put the loaf onto a prepared baking sheet and cut a cross on the top with sharp knife. Bake for 25-30 minutes.

Transfer to a wire rack to cool slightly, serve war.

Happy Valentine's Day!

5 comments:

Food, Fun and Life in the Charente said...

This is a recipe I have often though of making will be interested to see your recipe. Diane

egbkid said...

Looks good, can't wait to see the recipe!

Victor said...

I heard of these irish bread, I never got a chance of trying them. Looks delicious!

Angi said...

Your photos make me want to take a bite of that soda bread right now! I love bread. The photo of scones on your blog also looks de-licious! I'm your new follower and look forward to coming back for a visit.

Laura said...

wow I didn't know it was so quick and easy! Thanks for linking up to Just Another Meatless Monday!

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