I made this super simple bread today for our corned beef and cabbage tomorrow. I was shocked that it came together SO quickly and it tastes so good.
|oh hello buttermilk|
|(seriously thank you aunt conni)|
|kneaded and ready for the pan!|
|allegedly, the cross keeps the fairies from messing with your baking|
|this smells so good! and tastes pretty good too!|
Irish Soda Bread, from Edible Ireland
4 cups flour
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 2/3 cups buttermilk
Preheat oven to 425 degrees F and line pan with parchment paper. You can use a loaf pan or a baking sheet for a free form round loaf.
Whisk together flour, salt and baking powder. Add buttermilk. Stir until it forms a dough, it should be wet and shaggy. Flour your hands and surface and knead gently until it comes together more completely. Pat into a smooth circle about an inch deep and transfer to baking sheet. Cut a deep cross in the center.
Bake for 30 minutes, checking once to make sure it is browning evenly. Let rest on a wire rack at least 30 minutes before cutting it.