I love St. Patrick’s Day! It’s just such a fun time of year. Spring arrives so you can go to parades and of course, wash down all the yummy food with some green beer! This recipe for Irish Soda Bread is great because it’s a very versatile bread. It’s not overly sweet so it’s not just a dessert or a breakfast. You can add it with your dinner as a side. There’s no wrong way to eat it and the perfect way to enjoy it is any way you like!
3 cups flour
4 tablespoons sugar
1 tablespoon Baking Soda
1 tablespoon Baking Powder
1 teaspoon salt
3/4 cup butter, softened
1.25 cups buttermilk (learn how to make your own here)
1) Preheat oven to 375 and grease a baking sheet.
2) Mix flour, sugar, baking soda, baking powder and salt into a bowl. Add 1/2 cup of butter, 1 cup of buttermilk and egg and mix.
3) Flour your work surface and knead the dough until workable and no longer sticky. Shape into a round and place onto baking sheet.
4) Melt the remaining butter and mix it with the remaining buttermilk. Brush the mix all over then loaf and cut an X into the top.
5) Bake for 45 minutes. Brush the buttermilk/butter mix every 15 minutes of baking time. Do the toothpick test when you remove the loaf to make sure it’s fully baked.