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Irish Soda Bread Recipe

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Contributor:  
Contributor:  
Bruce Grady

Category:
Category:

Ingredients:  
Ingredients:  
4 cups of all-purpose flour

1 teaspoon of salt

1 teaspoon of baking soda

14 oz buttermilk

Directions:
Directions:
Preheat your oven to 425 degrees F
Grease a round-shaped cake pan lightly and flour it.
In a big bowl, sift the dry ingredients together to mix them well.
Add buttermilk until you get dough that is still sticky.
Turn out onto a floured board and slightly knead it (so that the gas does not totally escape). Form bread dough into rounded shape to fit the round-shaped cake pan.
On the top on the bread, make a cross-shaped cut.
Make a lid using another cake pan of the same size (remember this bread was cooked in pots with lids at one time).
Cook the bread covered for 30 minutes. Then take the lid off and cook 15 more minutes. Bread is done when hollow sounding when tapped on bottom.
To keep the bread a bit moist while cooling cover with a lightly dampened towel.
Serve with some butter and it is great with jelly or jam.

Number Of Servings:
Number Of Servings:
TBD
Preparation Time:
Preparation Time:
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Personal Notes:
Personal Notes:
It is said that soda bread became so popular in Ireland, in part because it is well suited for the soft grains that flourished there.

Unlike the harder grains, soft grains do not do as well with yeast. This is because of the lower gluten content. Bicarbonate of Soda was cheap to buy too. It became a traditional staple for the Irish diet.

 

 

 

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