Irish Soda Bread is a quick bread that uses baking soda instead of yeast to aid in the rising of the dough. Requiring just 5 simple ingredients, this Irish Soda Bread is easy to make and ready in 75 minutes. This bread is made as a free-form loaf instead of using a pan. With the classic X shape cut into the top before baking, this is a simple and attractive loaf that will add a rustic homemade feel to any dinner table.
- 350 milliliters buttermilk
- 450 grams flour
- 1 tablespoon superfine sugar
- 1 tablespoon baking soda
- In a stand mix with the dough attachment, add the ingredients in the exact order listed (use 1 pinch of the salt). Mix for 10 minutes. Make sure the dough does not look too lumpy. If it does, add more buttermilk one tablespoon at a time until it looks smoother.
- Preheat the oven to 230 degrees Celsius
- Pour out onto a lightly floured work surface and knead by hand until the dough is firm and elastic and no longer sticky.
- Mold into a ball shape and transfer onto a floured baking tray.
- Let the dough sit for about 10 minutes. Right before putting it into the oven, lightly flour the top and cut a large “x” into the top.
- Bake 15 minutes.
- Cover the top with aluminum foil, lower the heat to 200 degrees Celsius, and bake another 30 minutes.
- The bread is done when golden, and when it sounds hollow when thumping the base.
|Calories470Calories from Fat25|
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|Calories from Fat25|
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* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.