Wednesday, 14 January 2009

Irish soda bread

This is one of my very favourites, so I thought I'd share my recipe with you. We're having this one tonight for supper with Irish stew.
1lb bread flour
1/2 teasp baking soda (bicarb)
1/2 teasp cream of tartar
1 teasp salt
buttermilk/milk to mix
Place dry ingredients in a bowl and stir well. Add enough buttermilk/milk to give a softish consistency, but not too soft. Form into a round, score the top into farls and bake in a hot oven for 30 - 40 minutes. Cool on a rack, or wrapped in a clean tea towel.
I like it next day, too when it has "mellowed" a bit, with freshly made butter on it.
Give it a go!
Ties in with the January campagin at Creative Living on bread:


Eco Gites of Lenault said...

I like the sound of that - bread made without having to knead it. Whenever I knead dough, my kitchen table (ancient and very wobbly) - "walks" off towards the far side of the room. And it has decorative bits where flour gathers and cannot be cleaned from. Oh for a new table..... but not until we have converted the old barn into our new house.

Rosie x

Eileen said...

...sounds delightful...used to be one of my favourites, my mom used to make it all the time when I was little, all the Irish relatives made it for tea when we visited, we collected variations of the recipe from B & B's in Ireland last time we visited.....but I haven't made it since I found out I was gluten intolerant....must try to create a version that is gluten free! Thanks for the inspiration!

Libby said...

Now this looks very tasty and fairly simple too, so may give it a go! Also interested in your butter making, may have to loo into this?

MrsL said...

Can you get gluten-free flour, Eileen? We can over here, and apparently it works quite well. Might be worth hunting out.

Here you go LIbby, have a look here:

Hope that helps and inspires!