December 14, 2008

An Irish weekend with Irish Soda Bread

When we visited Ireland in May this year, I bought this oven mitt fully intending to bake this Irish Soda Bread. I eventually got my act together and bought the buttermilk just so I could bake this bread.

4 cups plain flour
4 tablespoons white sugar
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 tablespoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup margerine, softened
1 cup buttermilk
1 egg

  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees/ 190 degrees Celsius.
  • Lightly grease a large baking sheet.
  • In a large bowl, mix all the dry ingredients.
  • Stir in the egg and buttermilk.
  • Turn dough out onto a lightly floured surface and knead.
  • Form dough into a round and place on baking sheet.
  • Bake in preheated oven for 45 minutes (mine only needed 20 minutes!).

Verdict: delicious!

Coincidentally, I happened to rent a DVD called Once this weekend. It is a beautiful story set in Dublin and if you love the gorgeous Irish accent, get it!

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CaraM said...

oh yum I love soda bread! this is the same recipe I got from my great-grandmother (Mary Theresa Barry - Irish much?).

And great oven mitt!

Marcia Francois said...

Very Irish name indeed :)

Glad it looked and sounded authentic to you!