Irish Soda Bread

Irish Soda Bread

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Ingredients

  • 4 cups unsifted all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 3 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 cup sugar optional
  • 1/8 teaspoon cardamon or coriander optional
  • 4 tablespoons 1/2 cube butter or margarine
  • 1 egg
  • 1 3/4 cups buttermilk

Method

  • Combine all dry ingredients, add butter and cut with a pastry blender.
  • Beat egg slightly and mix with buttermilk.
  • Add to dry ingredients and stir until blended.
  • Turn out on a floured board and knead until smooth.
  • Divide dough in half and shape into a round loaf (2).
  • Place each in an 8-inch cake or pie pan.
  • Press down until dough fills the pan.
  • With a sharp knife, cut crosses on tops of loaves about 1/2 inch deep in middle.
  • Bake 375-degrees for 35 to 40 minutes.

Kitchen Helper 2

Pie Plate 1
Round Loaf Pan
Pie Plate 2
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Course Breads
Cuisine Irish
Keyword Bread, Irish, Soda Bread

Notes

Omit cardamon or coriander and add 2 cups currants or raisins with 1 1/4 teaspoon caraway.
Combine 2 cups quick-cooking rolled oats with 1 cup buttermilk, let stand 2 hours, use 2 cups less flour.
Substitute 2 cups whole wheat flour.

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