Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Irish Soda Bread

Irish Soda Bread

3 cups All Purpose Flour (I needed more, at least a cup more but was not counting after the 3)
2 teaspoons Baking Powder
1/2 teaspoon Salt
1/2 cup Sugar
2 Eggs
1 1/2 cups Buttermilk ( substitution:To make 1 cup of Buttermilk: Add 1 tablespoon of lemon juice or vinegar to 1 cup of milk. Let it sit for 5 minutes.) I did this ans was just fine!

Preheat Oven to 350 degrees. Place the baking powder, salt, sugar, and flour in a bowl. Stir in the eggs and buttermilk.

Next, sprinkle a little flour onto a clean surface and knead the dough 10 times. Shape the dough into a loaf. Grease a loaf pan ( I prefer to make bread in stoneware.) with cooking spray and place the dough loaf into the pan. Bake for one hour. Allow the bread to cool before removing it from the pan. This recipe feeds about 12 people and maybe 1 or 2 leprechauns.

Fried Soda Bread:
"Soda bread farls are ideal for frying after they have been made a day or so. These taste great with a poached egg on top. Fried soda is also one of the essential ingredients in an Ulster fry."


1 prepared soda bread farl
1 tablespoon olive oil for frying
1 pinch salt, or to taste (optional)


Split the soda farl in half horizontally.
Heat oil in skillet over medium high heat. Gently fry soda bread for 2 to 3 minutes on each side or until crisp and golden brown. Serve hot, seasoned lightly with salt.

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