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Bread, Irish Soda, Recipe
Cook Time ||
40 to 45 minutes|
Pre-heat the oven to 400 F.
Combine dry ingredients thoroughly in large
Rub the softened butter into the dry ingredients to make a very fine crumb.
Make a well in the center and add the buttermilk. Work the
liquid into the flour mixture using a fork until the dough just comes
Turn the dough out and knead a few times until the loose flour is just moistened. The dough will still be very wet and ragged.
Form a loaf and place in a cast iron skillet. Score a deep cross
Place in oven and bake until nicely
browned and a knife or toothpick comes out clean when inserted into the center, 40 to 45 minutes.
Remove from oven and brush with melted butter if desired.
Cool for at least 30 minutes
before slicing. Serve slightly warm or at room temperature.
Use a cookie sheet if you don't have an iron skillet; however, the crust won't be as crunchy. Soda bread is best eaten the same day it's baked, but it will keep fairly well for a couple of days if covered tightly.