Quarantine has been making me so self sufficient, its crazy 😅. You guys know that I’ve just been making all kinds of things, and of all my creations this Irish Soda just might be my favourite! I’ve made it three times already since my husband and I have been home and every time its just gotten better and better.
There is no better feeling that being able to take care of your family, especially in a crisis situation like we’re in right now. My husband eats bread with almost everything. When we first got married I found it super weird – like who eats bread with fried rice? I mean, soup I can understand but rice and pasta…not so much. But the man loves his bread.
The first time I made it, I was so surprised at how well it came out and even more elated at how much of it hubby ate with his meal. That was a great feeling.
I figured I could give someone else that awesome feeling of being able to create something of their own; something that you would usually depend on someone else to make for you – like your local bakery or grocery store.
One of the best things about this bread recipe is definitely the fact that is it completely yeastless. So there is no waiting for the dough to rise, its literally from the bowl to the oven to your mouth! What could be better than that?
So here’s my recipe for a quick and easy Irish Soda Bread.
- 2 1/4 Cups All Purpose Flour
- 1/2 Tbsp Granulated Sugar
- 1/2 Tsp Salt
- 1/2 Tsp Baking Soda
- 2 Tbsp Butter (cold)
- 1 Large Egg
- 3/4 Cups + 2 Tbsp Buttermilk
- 1/2 Tbsp Dried Chopped Parsley (Optional)
- Oatmeal (for garnish)
- Preheat oven to 400° F
- In a large mixing bowl, sift flour and baking soda.
- Add sugar, salt, and parsley to flour, and mix well with a whisk
- Add butter to dry ingredients. Mix until flour becomes crumbly.
- In a separate bowl, whisk together butter milk and egg until well combined. Note: If you don’t have buttermilk on hand, you can make your own by adding 2 tbsps on white vinegar to one cup of milk.
- Create a dome in the flour mixture and add the wet ingredients.
- Gently mix wet and dry ingredients together with hands, or a spoon. Do not knead the dough and do not over mix (this will cause your bread to become tough)
- When mixture is just combined, form into a circular shape with hands and place on a lightly floured baking sheet.
- Press down lightly on the dough, until the top become slightly evened out. Then using a sharp knife, score an “X” into the top of the dough.
- Optional: Lightly brush the top of dough with residual egg mixture and sprinkle with oats.
- Bake in preheated oven for 40 minutes or until golden brown and the top is firm to the touch.
To store bread, simple wrap tightly in plastic wrap and place in the fridge.
Comment and let me know if you tried this recipe and don’t be afraid to get creative with it.
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