If you are looking to serve up some traditional Irish Recipes, consider making a loaf of this Irish Soda Bread. This bread will be great with any meal but an essential side with any St. Patrick’s Day meal. Sure to please all at breakfast with jam and then butter for lunch or dinner. This Irish Soda Bread is absolutely delish. My hubby made us this loaf in no time at all to enjoy with our stew last week.
Irish Soda Bread
My daughter and I are both “dunkers”. We love to dunk bread in our soups and stews. This bread was perfect for dunking. It was great the following morning with jam too!
The hubby said he would make us another loaf or two of this Traditional Irish Soda Bread to enjoy with our other St Patrick’s Day recipes we have planned. I am thinking this bread will be perfect all year long.
This bread, like many breads, does not require many ingredients. Recipes with few ingredients always come together so quickly. You most likely have all the ingredients needed on hand.
4 cup Flour
4 tbsp Sugar
1 tsp Baking Soda
1 tbsp Baking Powder
1/2 tsp Salt
1/2 cup softened Butter
1/4 cup melted Butter
1 1/4 cup Buttermilk
Preheat oven to 375.
Grease a baking sheet.
Mix together flour, sugar, baking soda, baking powder and salt.
Add 1/2 cup butter, 1 cup buttermilk and egg to dry ingredients and mix until combined.
Flour work surface.
Turn out dough and knead briefly.
Shape dough into a round shape and place on prepared sheet.
Whisk together 1/4 cup melted butter with 1/4 cup buttermilk.
Brush loaf with buttermilk mixture.
Cut an X in the top of the loaf.
Bake 45 minutes or until toothpick inserted into the middle comes out clean.
Brush with buttermilk mixture every 15 minutes or so while baking.