Irresistible Irish Soda Bread
Happy Healthy Holidays!
This recipe is a very easy one to prepare. Makes a great tasting bread! This bread will taste best if made the day before, or several hours before serving.
3 cups all purpose flour
1 tablespoon baking powder
1/3 cup white sugar
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 egg, lightly beaten
2 cups buttermilk
1/4 cup butter, melted
Preheat oven to 325-degrees. Grease a 9x5 inch loaf pan.
Combine flour, baking powder, sugar, salt and baking soda. Blend eggs and buttermilk together, and add all at once to the flour mixture. Mix just until moistened. Stir in butter. Pour into prepared pan.
Bake for 65 to 70 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the bread comes out clean. Cool on a wire rack. Wrap in foil for several hours, or overnight, for best flavor. Recipe makes one, 9x5-inch loaf.
Soda Bread: Did You Know?
Sour milk was used in the making of soda bread in Ireland, just as in the US, and in the 1930s it could be purchased from the local creamery since fresh milk was usually consumed by the household before it could go sour. Today, buttermilk is used instead of sour milk since it is more easily found. If you wish to use sour milk, you can wait patiently for it to go sour, or you can make it by combining two cups of fresh milk with 1 tablespoon of lemon juice or distilled vinegar. In about 15 minutes you will have a substitute for buttermilk. You could also use about 1 1/2 teaspoons of cream of tartar to the milk instead of lemon juice or vinegar to get similar results.
Recipe makes 10 servings
Serving size: 1 slice
Calories: 192; Protein: 5g; Total Fat: 5g; Sodium: 500mg; Cholesterol: 29mg; Carbohydrates: 32g; Fiber: 0g
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