Friday, December 6, 2013

Irish Soda Bread

Makes 1 - 9x5 inch loaf

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 F. Grease a 9x5 inch loaf pan.

Combine flour, baking powder, sugar, salt and baking soda. Blend egg and buttermilk together, and add all at once to the flour mixture. Mix just until moistened. Stir in butter. Pour into prepared pan.

Let sit at room temperature for 30 minutes to allow time for the baking powder and baking soda to do what they are intended to do. This will create an airier loaf.

Bake for 65 to 70 minutes, or until toothpick inserted in the bread comes out clean. Cook on a wire rack. Wrap in foil for several hours or overnight, for best flavor.

This bread goes great with Corned Beef and Cabbage.

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