Several months ago I was watching an episode of 19 Kids and Counting in which the family was in Ireland and they made soda bread. I meant to look for the recipe later and then totally forgot about it.
A couple of days ago, the recipe was shared on the Duggar Family Fan Blog! I decided to make this today to go with the beef stew we’re having for supper.
I didn’t have all of the ingredients required for making the traditional recipe, but there were some substitutes listed in the recipe.
- 1 cup white flour
- 3/4 cup to 1 cup wheat meal or whole wheat flour
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1tsp baking soda
- 1 large egg
- 3/4 cup buttermilk (or 3/4 cup milk + 1 Tbsp vinegar or lemon juice)
- Preheat oven to 425F.
- Mix dry ingredients, then add egg.
- Add in the buttermilk, mix with spoon. If the dough is too sticky, add little bits of flour at a time until it pullsaway from the sides of the bowl and doesn’t stick to your fingers when you touch it.
- Grease or flour loaf pan. Put dough in pan and press it down a bit to the shape of the pan.
- With a serrated knife, score the top of the dough with a large X about 1.5 inches deep. This is to help the heat reach the center of the loaf.
- Let rise for 20 minutes, then bake 20-25 minutes.
- Let cool in pan for 5 minutes, then place on cooling rack.
Yield: 1 small loaf
This turned out really good. I was a bit worried because the dough didn’t seem to rise at all during the rising time, but it worked out!
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