Thursday, March 15, 2012

Irish Soda Bread

Talk about a gorgeous, rustic, delicious bread. Normally I would be depressed if a loaf of bread came out of the oven looking this rough, but not when it comes to Irish Soda bread. If you haven't had this before, it's almost like a biscuit and bread combined. It's the perfect bread to make if you're in a hurry. The prep time is almost non-existant and it only takes about an hour to bake. 

My only suggestion is to keep an eye on it when it reaches 50 minutes in the oven. You might need to add an additional ten minutes, but it's really easy to burn the bread at that point.

Look how beautiful it is. I love rustic dishes......

Serve this with a stew, or some cheese, maybe jam, or even make an open faced sandwich out of it. You can also slice it or cut it into wedges.

Form the dough into a ball
Irish Soda Bread
Serving Size = 1 loaf (I would serve this to 4 people maybe)
Adapted From: Mommie Cooks
  • 4 3/4 cups all purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 3 tablespoons honey
  • 1 egg
  • 1 1/2 cups buttermilk (if you're out, then add 1 1/2 tablespoons of lemon juice to milk and let stand for about 5 minutes)
  • 4 tablespoons butter, melted
  1. Preheat the oven to 350F.
  2. Mix together the dry ingredients, add the wet ingredients and mix until just combined. Do not over mix. Form into a round ball, place on a baking sheet. Cut a few slits across the top, or cut an X across the top like I did (not too deep, just little quick slices... use a sharp knife).
  3. Bake for 50 minutes to 1 hour, or until a toothpick inserted comes out clean.
Linking to: Full Plate Thursday, Whimsy Wednesdays, Foodie Friday, Friday Favorites, Gallery of Favorites


kitchen flavours said...

Your bread looks lovely! Irish Soda Bread has been on my list of to do for ages, so are lots of other bread recipes! LOL! This looks wonderful with a cup of warm tea! Wish you a lovely weekend, Elsa!

Sunshine Girl said...

This looks wonderful! thanks for sharing :)

Alea Milham said...

Your Irish Soda Bread looks fantastic! I love the look, the feel, and the taste of rustic breads.

France@beyondthepeel said...

I love Irish Soda Bread and haven't made it in ages. I look forward to trying it out with spelt flour!

Miz Helen said...

Hi Elsa,
This is an awesome Irish Soda Bread, just perfect for the celebration today! Hope you are having a great week end and thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday.
Happy St. Patrick's Day!
Miz Helen

Elpiniki said...

I love homemade bread! Yours look just delicious!

Jenny Melrose said...

I was looking for a good Irish Soda Bread recipe. Thanks so much for sharing at Whimsy Wednesdays. I can't wait to see what you share this week!

April @ The 21st Century Housewife said...

This sounds delicious, Elsa. I haven't made soda bread in a long time. Thank you for reminding me how lovely it is!

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