To celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with your family, we suggest making a traditional Irish mainstay. The Irish have been making soda bread for more than 150 years. The traditional recipe contains flour, baking soda, sour milk and salt, and that’s it! This soft bread doesn’t keep long, but we expect your family will eat it up quickly.
Traditional Irish Soda Bread
5 minutes to prepare, 45 minutes to bake
What you need for one loaf:
- 4 cups whole-wheat flour
- 2 cups white flour
- 2 cups buttermilk
- 1 ½ teaspoon salt
- 1 ½ teaspoon baking soda
Preheat oven to 425° F. Lightly grease and flour a round cake pan. In a large bowl, like our MELON® Green Bowl, sieve and combine white flour, wheat flour, salt and baking soda. Add the buttermilk slowly to form a sticky dough. Place on floured surface and lightly knead. Shape into a round flat shape in a round cake pan. Cut a cross in the top of the dough.
Bake at 425° F for 30 minutes. Then lower temperature to 350° F for an additional 15 minutes.
Remove the bread and cover with a slightly damp tea towel to keep the bread moist. Let cool and serve with butter.