Irish Soda Bread

Irish Soda Bread: This recipe for an old-fashioned Irish Soda Bread makes a moist, dense bread with a hint of sweetness and a delicious, chewy crust.

Even if you're not normally a bread baker, you should give this super-simple recipe for Irish Soda Bread a try. It makes a densely textured, slightly sweet bread with a delicious, chewy crust. Try it with salted whipped butter or even better, a dipping sauce of honey, melted butter and touch of balsamic vinegar.

Irish Soda Bread

Prep Time: 10 minutes Cook Time: 40 minutes Yield: 1 round loaf

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 40 minutes
Yield: 1 round loaf

  • Ingredients:
  • 1-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup whole wheat flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar
  • 1 cup plus 2 tablespoons buttermilk

Preheat the oven to 375°F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.

In a large bowl, combine the all-purpose flour, whole wheat flour, baking soda, baking powder, salt and brown sugar. Add the buttermilk and mix just until a soft dough forms.

Turn the dough onto a floured surface and knead gently for about 1 minute to blend the ingredients more thoroughly.

Form the dough into a ball and flatten slightly to form a 6 to 7-inch round. Dust with a little bit of flour and slash an "X" in the top with the tip of a sharp knife. Allow the bread to rest for 15 minutes.

Once rested, bake for 35 to 40 minutes, or until golden brown and crusty. Cool for 10 minutes on wire rack before slicing.

Classic Irish Soda Bread

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