Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Irish Eyes (and Tummies)

It was cold and damp this morning, a real Ireland-type day.  So after my morning walk, I made some Irish soda bread for breakfast.  It's worth eating late!  I make plain soda bread, no raisins, so at lunch, it also worked for a special turkey sandwich.  Did I mention?  YUM!

I got a request for the recipe, so here it is:

White Soda Bread

4 cups flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon salt
2 cups buttermilk

Preheat oven to 425 degrees.  Lightly grease and flour a 9" cake pan.

In a large bowl, sift together all dry ingredients.

Add the buttermilk to form a sticky dough, making sure all the flour is incorporated.  (May take a little more than 2 cups buttermilk.)  Place on a floured surface and knead lightly for about a minute or two.

Shape dough into round flat shape in cake pan.  Do not worry about making it fit the pan; it should be a little smaller in diameter than your pan.  Cut a cross on top of the dough.

Cover the pan with another cake pan and bake for 30 minutes.  Remove lid and bake additional 10-15 minutes.  The bottom of the loaf should sound hollow when tapped.

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