26 September, 2012

Irish Soda Bread

Marcelle's Irish Soda Bread ingredients
Makes 1 loaf
1 Tbsp butter, softened
4 cups all-purpose flour
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp salt
1 to 1.5 cups buttermilk


Directions
Preheat oven to 425ºF. With a pastry brush, coat a baking sheet evenly with the butter. 

In a deep mixing bowl, sift the flour, soda and salt together. Gradually add 1 cup of the buttermilk, beating constantly with a large spoon until the dough is firm enough to be gathered into a ball. (If the dough crumbles, beat up to 1/2 cup more buttermilk into it by the Tbsp until the particles adhere.)

Place the dough on a lightly floured board, pat and shape it into a flat circular loaf about 8-inches in diameter and 1.5-inches thick.

Set the loaf on the baking sheet. With the tip of a small knife, cut a 1/2-inch deep X into the dough, dividing the top of the loaf into quarters. Bake the bread in the middle of the oven until the top is golden brown, about 45 minutes. Serve warm.


Bienvenu, Marcelle. "A menu with Italian and Irish overtones, plus Pears Belle Helene." The Times-Picayune. NOLA Media Group, 15 Mar. 2012. Web 24 Sep. 2012.


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