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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 16
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 124.5
  • Total Fat: 0.5 g
  • Cholesterol: 1.1 mg
  • Sodium: 252.7 mg
  • Total Carbs: 25.1 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 0.8 g
  • Protein: 4.1 g

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Traditional Irish Soda Bread

Submitted by: VLVTGRRL
Traditional Irish Soda Bread

Introduction

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All recipes for traditional soda bread contain flour, baking soda, sour milk (buttermilk) and salt. That's it!

This was a daily bread that didn't keep long and had to be baked every few days. It was not a festive "cake" and did not contain whisky, candied fruit, caraway seeds, raisins (add raisins and it becomes "spotted dog" not to be confused with the pudding made with suet of the same name), or any other ingredient.
"http://www.sodabread.us/Recipes/sodabread
recipes.htm"

All recipes for traditional soda bread contain flour, baking soda, sour milk (buttermilk) and salt. That's it!

This was a daily bread that didn't keep long and had to be baked every few days. It was not a festive "cake" and did not contain whisky, candied fruit, caraway seeds, raisins (add raisins and it becomes "spotted dog" not to be confused with the pudding made with suet of the same name), or any other ingredient.

Number of Servings: 16

Ingredients

    4 c. unenriched, unbleached white flour
    1 tsp. baking soda
    1 tsp. salt
    1.5 to 2 c. reduced fat buttermilk

Directions

Preheat oven to 425 degrees.

Note: Bake this bread in either a lidded cast iron dutch oven (or if you've got one, an authentic bastible pot!), or use two cake pans (one as a lid), or two pie tins (one as a lid) work well, too.

1. In a large bowl, sift together dry ingredients
2. Make a well in the middle of dry ingredients, and add 1 c. of the buttermilk. Stir in until no longer moist.
3. Add more buttermilk, a little at a time and stir it in until dough forms a ball and is slightly sticky.
4. Place on floured surface and lightly knead 4-5 times (too much allows the gas to escape).
5. Shape into a round flat shape in a round cake pan and cut a cross in the top of the dough.
6. Cover the pan with another pan and bake for 30 minutes (this simulates the bastible pot). Remove cover and bake for an additional 15 minutes.
7. The bottom of the bread will have a hollow sound when tapped to show it is done. This is a very crusty bread.
8. Cover the bread in a tea towel and lightly sprinkle water on the cloth to keep the bread moist.





Number of Servings: 16

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user VLVTGRRL.





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