Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Irish Soda Bread

This is the first of several St. Patrick's Day recipes from Mal. This soda bread looks so yummy, I definitely want to try making it.

4 cups flour
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp salt
1 3/4 cup buttermilk

Preheat oven to 425'. Lightly grease a cake pan. In a large bowl combine dry ingredients. Add the buttermilk to form a sticky dough. Place on floured surface and lightly knead (too much allows the gas to escape). Shape into a round, flat shape in a round cake pan and cut a cross in the top of the dough. Cover the pan with another pan and bake for 30 minutes. Remove cover and bake for an additional 15 minutes. The bottom of the bread will have a hollow sound when tapped to show it is done.  Cover the bread in a tea towel and lightly sprinkle water on the cloth to keep the bread moist.

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