There’s nothing better than cake but more cake.
This bread comes out with a crunchy crusty exterior while the interior is a dense but moist interior like you would expect from most loaves of bread. The real beauty of this Irish Soda Bread is in its simplicity. No yeast means no waiting for the dough to rise. And in this case, a lot less kneading is required. You actually don’t want to over-knead this dough. So once all the ingredients are mixed, all you need to do is form a nice ball and stick it in the oven for an hour. That simple. So simple actually this would be a fun recipe to try with kids. No special ingredients and no special tools or skills required to make this delicious Irish Soda bread.
Traditional Irish Soda BreadPrint Pin Rate
- 4 Cups All Purpose Flour
- 1/4 Cup White Sugar
- 1 Tbsp Baking Powder
- 1 1/2 Tsp Salt
- 1 Tsp Baking Soda
- 6 Tbsp Unsalted Butter, Cold, Cubed
- 1 1/2 Cups Buttermilk
How to make this Recipe
- Preheat oven to 350F. Grease a baking sheet and set aside.
- In a large bowl, combine flour, sugar, baking powder, salt, baking soda, and buttermilk. Mix to combine.
- Using a pastry cutter or two knives, cut in butter just until flour is moistened. The dough should be very sticky.
- Turn dough onto a well-floured surface. With lightly floured hands, knead 8 to 10 times. Shape the dough into a ball. Place the dough on the prepared baking sheet.
- Dust dough lightly with flour. With a serrated knife, cut an X 4 inches long and about 1/4 inch deep.
- Bake for 1 hour or until toothpick comes out clean. Transfer loaf to a wire rack to cool before serving.
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