"A very easy, very good tasting bread. Best if made the day before, or several hours before serving."
When you think of classic Irish food, you probably picture a feast of Irish stew, cottage pie, black pudding and plenty of potatoes… But what about Irish soda bread? Almost every family in Ireland has its own recipe for this delicious bread, hand-written on a slip of floury paper, or tucked away in an old cookbook.
While its ingredients may be simple, soda bread is an Irish tradition that has led the country through some of its darkest times. We take a look at the short but powerful history of the famous bread.
Method for Irresistible Irish Soda Bread
- 1Preheat oven to 325 degrees F (165 degrees C). Grease a 9x5 inch loaf pan.
- 2Combine flour, baking powder, sugar, salt and baking soda. Blend egg and buttermilk together, and add all at once to the flour mixture. Mix just until moistened. Stir in butter. Pour into prepared pan.
- 3Bake for 65 to 70 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the bread comes out clean. Cool on a wire rack. Wrap in foil for several hours, or overnight, for best flavor.
- 3 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 tablespoon baking powder
- 1/3 cup white sugar
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1 egg, lightly beaten
- 2 cups buttermilk
- 1/4 cup butter, melted
April 05, 2017