Today we sat down to an authentic Irish meal of Corned Beef & Cabbage with this lovely loaf of Soda Bread! I never made Soda Bread before but it is SO EASY & a nice change from biscuits or Italian Bread! Enjoy a loaf you will be GLAD you did!
3&1/.2 Cups All Purpose Flour
1 TSP Baking Soda
3/4 TSP Sea Salt
1 & 1/2 Cups Buttermilk ( if you do not have buttermilk, just add 1 TBS lemon juice to regular milk & it works just like buttermilk!) I did that for this loaf!
Preheat oven to 425 Degrees. Lightly flour your cookie sheet. In a deep bowl mix flour & salt. In a separate deep bowl mix buttermilk & baking soda. This will foam up very high so you will need that deep bowl. Now stir enough of the wet into the dry just until you get moist clumps. Turn dough out onto a lightly floured surface & knead for one minute or so until all is combined. Turn dough out onto your cookie sheet & pat into a approx. 6 inch round that is 2 inches high. Cut a deep X into the top reach almost to the edge of the dough.
Bake for about 35 minutes until dough sound hollow when you tap on it & it has a nice brown color. Serve warm with lots of butter & if you are me with lots of jam or honey! This version is the true Irish Soda Bread not the sweetened American version!