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Irish Soda Bread Recipe-1237

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Recipe

A true quick bread that requires no yeast, this loaf gets its tender crumb from buttermilk. Good with a bowl of hot soup or with a wedge of sharp Cheddar cheese and cooked ham.

Yield:
Makes 6 servings
Prep time: 10 Mins
Cooking time: 30–35 Mins

Ingredients

  • 3¼ cups bread flour, plus extra for dusting
  • 2 tsp baking soda
  • 2 tsp cream of tartar
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 4 tbsp butter or lard, diced
  • 1¼ cups buttermilk or 1¼ cups whole milk mixed with 1 tsp cider vinegar

Directions

1. Preheat the oven to 425°F (220°C). Dust a baking sheet with flour. Sift the flour, baking soda, cream of tartar, and salt together into a bowl. Add the butter and rub in with your fingertips to form fine crumbs.

2. Make a well in the center. Pour in the buttermilk and then mix to form a soft dough. Knead briefly on a lightly floured work surface. Shape into a ball, then roll on the work surface to smooth the surface.

3. Place on the baking sheet, and lightly flatten the top. Using a floured knife, cut into 6 equal wedges, without completely cutting all the way through the dough.

4. Bake for 30–35 minutes, or until golden brown and the bread sounds hollow when tapped on the bottom. Transfer to a wire rack and let cool.

Variation:

Brown Irish Soda Bread

Replace 1½ cups of the bread flour with whole wheat flour.

Notes

Leftovers will become dry after a day, but make good toast and croutons for soup. Or, make bread crumbs for using in other dishes, and freeze until needed.

Buttermilk:

Look for buttermilk in the dairy section, or make a substitute by stirring 1 tsp lemon juice or cider vinegar into 1 cup milk and letting it stand for 5 minutes.


© 2008 Dorling Kindersley
 

Nutritional Information

Nutrients per serving (% daily value)

359kcal (18%)
73mg (7%)
1mg (1%)
72mcg RAE (2%)
319mg
24mg
11g
3g
2g
57g
22mg (7%)
864mg (36%)
5g (27%)
9g (14%)
3mg (19%)
 

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  • AbsolutGoddess

    03.04.12 Flag comment

    Two words to describe this? Perfect and easy. You can make it any night to have with dinner and if you have leftovers, reheat in the morning and slather with jam!

 

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