Traditional Irish Soda Bread

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If you think you can't bake bread, you have to try this Irish Soda Bread recipe. You'll impress yourself and have a fresh-baked loaf in under an hour from start to finish.

  • Portion size 1 serving

Ingredients

  • 4 cups all purpose flour (can substitute 1/2 the all purpose flour with whole wheat)
  • 1 tablespoon granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 cups buttermilk

Method

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In a large bowl, whisk together sugar, baking soda and salt. Make a well in middle of the flour, and add buttermilk all at once.

Use your hands to mix buttermilk into flour to form a soft dough.Turn dough out onto lightly floured surface. Lightly knead the dough a few times to make a smooth ball.

Place loaf onto parchment-lined or greased baking sheet. With sharp knife, score a large 'X' on the top of the dough. Bake in the centre of a 425 F (220 C) oven for about 35 minutes. The loaf is done when browned and sounds hollow when tapped on the bottom. Serve warmed with butter and honey.
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