I have been seeing a lot of recipes for Irish Soda bread these past few days and decided to try to make some for myself, and well, the family, too. I must say I am now a new fan of Irish Soda bread! It was quick and ever so easy to make.
I love the way it looks with that crisp outer shell on the out side and the tender moist bread on the inside. Yum!
It was so quick and easy to make that I even made up an extra batch for my neighbor as a little thank- you gift for having us all over for dinner last weekend.
This bread is so easy and quick to make and it was very tasty but most importantly, the family loved it!
The Lucky Ingredients
- 2 cups all purpose flour 2 2cups cups (500 mL) all purpose flour
1 cup 1 1cup cup (250 mL) whole wheat flour (I used white as I didn't have wheat flour on hand)
2 tbsp flax seeds 2 2tbsp tbsp (25 mL) flax seedflax seeds
2 tbsp 2 2tbsp tbsp (25 mL) granulated sugar
1 tsp 1 1tsp tsp (5 mL) baking soda
1 tsp salt 1 1tsp tsp (5 mL) salt
1-1/2 cups buttermilk 1-1/2 1-1/2cups cups (375 mL) buttermilk (I took 2% milk and added one tablespoon vinegar to make butter milk)
1/4 cup vegetable oil 1/4 1/4cup cup (50 mL) vegetable oil
1 tbsp all purpose flour 1 1tbsp tbsp (15 mL) all purpose flour
In large bowl, whisk together all-purpose flour, whole wheat flour, flax seeds, sugar, baking soda and salt.
In small bowl, whisk together buttermilk and oil. Add to dry ingredients all at once; stir with fork until soft dough forms.
On lightly floured surface and with floured hands, press dough into ball; knead lightly 10 times. Place on greased baking sheet; gently pat out dough into 6-inch (15 cm) circle.
Topping: Sprinkle flour over loaf.
With sharp knife, score large X on top of loaf.
Bake in center of 375ºF oven for about 45 minutes or until golden and tester inserted in center comes out clean.