Prep: 15min | Cook: 50mins | Total: 1hr 5min | Servings: 20 | Yield: 1 1 1/1 pound loaf
Some thought that this bread is too plain and boring. I care to disagree. This rustic bread is simply amazing! You can make this in a flash with just a few simple ingredients and it doesn’t require a yeast! And the buttermilk gives this crusty traditional Irish loaf a nice flavor. Perfect with a cup of tea or coffee or with your favorite spread. This loaf has the perfect crusty interior, it is thick and amazingly light. Try this now and I am pretty sure that everything you thought about this Irish Soda Bread will change 360 degrees.
4 cups Wheat flour, white, all-purpose, enriched, bleached
4 tablespoons Sugars, granulated
1 teaspoon Leavening agents, baking soda
1 tablespoon Baking Powder
½ teaspoon salt, table
½ cup Margarine, soft, corn (hydrogenated and regular)
1 cup of milk, buttermilk, fluid, cultured, low fat
1 egg, whole, raw, fresh
¼ cup Butter, with salt
¼ cup Milk, buttermilk, fluid, cultured, low fat
HOW TO MAKE IRISH SODA BREAD
Step 1: Prepare the oven. Preheat it to 375 degrees F or 190 degrees C.
Step 2: Then, grease lightly a large baking sheet.
Step 3: Combine the flour, sugar, baking soda, baking powder, salt, and margarine in a large bowl. Mix in a cup of buttermilk and egg.
Step 4: Transfer the dough onto a lightly floured surface and lightly knead. Shape it round and place it into the prepared baking sheet.
Step 5: Mix the melted butter and 1/4 cup of buttermilk in a small bowl. Brush this onto the loaf. And using a sharp knife, slice an “X” into the top of the loaf.
Step 6: Place inside the preheated oven and bake for about 45 to 50 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. make sure to check after 30 minutes if it is done. Continue brushing the loaf with the butter while baking.
Per Serving: 171.6 calories; 16 mg cholesterol; 269.1 mg sodium; 3.5 g protein; 22.5 g carbohydrates
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