Irish Soda Bread
- 4 cups of all purpose flour
- 1 tsp baking soda
- 1 tsp salt
- 1 3/4 cups buttermilk
Preheat oven to 425 degrees Fahrenheit.
In a large bowl, combine all dry ingredients. Add the buttermilk to form a sticky dough.
Place dough on a floured surface and knead lightly. (If you knead the dough too much, the bread will not cook right due to lack of carbon dioxide.)
Shape into a round flat shape, place on a baking or pizza stone, and cut an “x” in the top of the dough. (This is to section it for cutting, and the traditional presentation of the bread. Children in Ireland were told this was to “let the fairies out”)
Bake for 45 minutes. The bottom of the bread will have a hollow sound when you tap on it.