St. Patty’s day is tomorrow, so to celebrate I thought I’d include a yummy recipe for Irish Soda Bread! I found this recipe online, but it’s not only pretty easy but one of my favorite simple bread recipes. It is beyond yummy when made with stew or Welsh Rarebit!!
Irish Soda Bread
This old-fashioned soda bread has a crusty loaf and is perfect with stew!
Recipe type: Baking
Serves: 1 loaf
- 4 cups flour
- 4 Tablespoons white sugar
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1 Tablespoon baking powder
- ½ teaspoon salt
- ½ cup margarine
- 1 cup buttermilk
- 1 egg
- ¼ cup butter, melted
- ¼ cup buttermilk
- Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F. Lightly grease a large baking sheet.
- In a large bowl, mix together dry ingredients (flour, sugar, baking soda, baking powder and salt). Using a knife or other method, cut in the ½ cup of margarine until mixed.
- Stir in 1 cup buttermilk and egg.
- Turn the dough onto a lightly floured surface and knead slightly. Form dough into a round shape and place on the prepared baking sheet.
- In a smaller bowl, combine the melted butter with the ¼ cup buttermilk and brush on the top of the loaf. Use a sharp knife to cut an X in the top of the loaf.
- Bake in a preheated oven until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean, 30 - 50 minutes. You may continue to brush the loaf with the butter mixture while it makes for a crispy crust.
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