Irish Soda Bread
I live in a country where I’m exposed to different cultures every single day. Indian, African, Arabic, English, Dutch, you name it.
This is a big advantage to me since I can add more and more new recipes to my cooking experience.
If you have been following my blog, you’ll notice that other than my BIG sweet tooth, I’m more in to cooking quick recipes. Of course I do hard core cooking and might surprise you soon, but I enjoy sharing these easy to make dishes instead.
I love cooking in general but baking is the best part in my opinion.
It’s common to smell fresh baking in my house in the middle of the night, it sets me free somehow, could be all that kneading and punching … LOL!
Today I brought you one of my family’s favorite bread, Irish Soda Bread. As always I don’t like to go deep in the background of a specific dish, since at times more than a country fight over it’s origin, and although it’s called Irish soda bread, I read that it could be originated from Serbia, see what I mean?
Most important part is, this bread is quick, tastes great and looks good enough to show it off in front of your guests.
** This recipe is enough for 2 -3 people.
** You can omit the egg yolk.
** If you don’t have buttermilk, you can make a substitute that can work just the same. Add one tablespoon of lemon juice to 3/4 cup milk, let it stand for 5 minutes, then use it as per the recipe.
So here we go!
1 1/2 cup all purpose flour
1 teaspoon sugar
Pinch of salt
1/4 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 tablespoon melted butter
1 medium size egg
1/4 cup buttermilk
– Preheat oven to 350F/180C.
– In a mixing bowl, combine the dry ingredients.
– In a different bowl, beat the egg with buttermilk.
– Gradually pour the liquid mixture into the flour, stirring with a spatula.
– The dough will be moist. Dust your hands with flour and knead for 7 seconds only.
– Dough will still be sticky.
– Dust your hands again and place the dough in lightly floured baking sheet.
– Shape the dough into a round loaf.
– Dip a knife in flour then make 4, 1 1/2 inch deep cuts in the dough.
– Sprinkle flour on top of the dough, and bake for 25 – 30 minutes.