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Irish Soda Bread

Irish Soda Bread
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A classic Irish favorite, this easy to make Irish Soda Bread is delicious year round.
Recipe type: Baking
Cuisine: Irish
Serves: 4 - 6
  • 4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 ¼ cups buttermilk*
  • ¼ cup butter, melted
  • (*Add 1 tablespoon of lemon juice to regular milk if buttermilk is not available.)
  1. Preheat oven to 425.
  2. Mix melted butter and ¼ c of buttermilk. Set aside for later use.
  3. Sift dry ingredients in a medium bowl.
  4. Gradually add 1 cup of buttermilk while mixing.
  5. Roll the dough into a large firm ball.
  6. Place on a lightly floured baking sheet and mold into a circle about the size of a pie.
  7. Brush with butter and buttermilk mixture.
  8. Use a sharp knife to cut an “X” shape on the top of the dough.
  9. Bake for 45-55 minutes or until golden. Allow to cool before serving.

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