A Boke of Gode Cookery Presents

Irish Soda Bread

PERIOD: Modern | SOURCE: Contemporary Recipe | CLASS: Not Authentic

DESCRIPTION: A traditional recipe

  • 2 cup whole flour;
  • 1 cup whole wheat flour
  • 1/2 tsp. baking soda
  • 3 level tsp. baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 2 Tbs. sugar
  • 2 cup buttermilk (approx.)
  • 2 egg yolks for brushing.
Preheat oven to 400° F. After preheated reduce to 350° F. Mix dry ingredients well. Add milk by degrees until flour is absorbed - not too wet - just enough to knead. Knead for 5 minutes. Shape into a round loaf. Place in a lightly greased 9" cake tin - Cut a cross in the top (about a 1/4 in deep). Bake at 350° F until brown on top (50 - 60 min) Remove - cool cake pan and bread on wire rack for 10 minutes. Remove bread from pan and fully cool on wire rack. You can add an egg wash prior to baking - it adds nicely!

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