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Thursday, March 24, 2011

Irish Soda Bread


Easiest bread ever!  Since yeast is not required.  Taste great and simple, a win win recipe.




Irish Soda Bread
from James Beard
Beard on Bread
adapted

4 cups all purpose flour
1t sea salt
3/4 t baking soda
3/4 t double acting baking powder
1 1/2 to 2 cups buttermilk

~ preheat oven 375
~ combine the dry ingredients and mix to blend
~ add enough buttermilk to make a soft dough (similar to biscuit dough, but firm enough to hold its shape)
~ knead in lightly floured surface for 2 to 3 minutes until smooth and velvety
~ form into a round loaf
~ place on oiled or buttered cookie sheet
~ cut an x on the top
~ bake in preheated oven 35-40 minutes

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