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Thursday, March 15, 2012

Irish Soda Bread


Just in time for St. Patrick's day, here is a recipe for the best Irish Soda Bread you will ever eat!! This recipe is from the Feb-Mar 2010 issue of MaryJanesFarm magazine. I think it's so good because of the addition of the whole-wheat and oat flours. I made my oat flour by taking old-fashioned rolled oats and processing them in my mini food processor until fine. I did make one change from the original recipe, it called for 2 cups of buttermilk but that was waaay too much and I only use 1 1/2 cups. Maybe they measure their dry ingredients differently than I do! ;-)

Irish Soda Bread

2 cups all-purpose flour               **Click here to print this recipe**
1 1/2 cups whole-wheat flour
1/2 cup oat flour
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 1/2 cups buttermilk
1 egg, lightly beaten

Preheat oven to 425 degrees.
Combine flours, salt and baking soda in a large mixing bowl. Make a well in the center of the flour mixture and add the buttermilk all at once. Mix with a wooden spoon until dough is too stiff to stir. (Do not overmix.) Dust dough with additional flour and form into a round loaf. Resist the temptation to knead. (It is kind of wet so make sure to flour your hands well.) Place dough in a greased cast-iron skillet or on a baking sheet. Using a serrated knife, cut a cross into the top of the dough, about 1-inch deep. Brush top with beaten egg. Bake until the bread is golden brown and the bottom sounds hollow when tapped, about 35 to 40 minutes. Cover loosely with foil after 25 to 30 minutes to prevent overbrowning. Remove from oven and cool for 5 to 10 minutes on a wire rack. Serve warm with butter.

I'm linking up with Lisa at Two Bears Farm and Nancy at A Rural Journal for Rural Thursday, Mira at Crisp PhotoWorks for Weekly Photo Stew and Food Photography and Deb at Deborah Jean's Dandelion House for Farmgirl Friday.

29 comments:

Lisa @ Two Bears Farm said...

I've made a lot of breads but never Irish Soda bread. I need to give this a try! Thanks for linking up today :-)

Nancy Claeys said...

I've made this and it's awesome! Need to make some for my hubby on Saturday. Thanks for sharing!

Robyn said...

I am with Lisa. I love to make bread, but have never tried Irish Soda bread.

I got the recipe printed off now! Thanks, Candy.

Candy C. said...

Lisa,
Most are kind of so-so (to me anyway) but this recipe has great flavor!

Nancy,
I hope your fine Irish lad enjoys his bread on Saturday! :)

Robyn,
I hope you guys like it as much as we do!

Carrie said...

I've never made Irish Soda Bread either. That looks really good. Thanks for sharing!

Kristi said...

Looks amazing. I've never been too hot for soda bread, but I love most anything whole wheat, so I'll have to try it.

Mira Crisp said...

I love homemade bread but I never thought of making my own oats flour. That's such a great idea! So happy you shared this lovely bread photo with Weekly Photo Stew this week. Thank you!

Jaymi said...

I LOVE irish soda bread! it's sooo easy and so delicious!

Teresa said...

That looks wonderful! I am amazed at all the different breads you bake. Each one looks delicious.

gtyyup said...

Your photo is great! I made Soda Bread for the first time last St. Patrick's Day and was going to do it again...I think I'll try this recipe! Thanks for posting!

Candy C. said...

Carrie,
You are welcome! I hope you get a chance to try it!

Kristi,
I was the same way until I tried this particular recipe!

Mira,
Living here in a small town, oat flour wasn't available so I got creative! LOL!!

Candy C. said...

Jaymi,
Yes, it is good and easy!!

Teresa,
I love baking but get bored making the same thing all the time! ;-)

gtyyup,
Thank you and I hope you give the recipe a try!

SweetLand Farm said...

never had it before. maybe i'll give it a whirl!

Candy C. said...

SweetLand Farm,
It is really good and so easy!

LindaG said...

I've bookmarked this. It sounds great! I need to buy more oatmeal now. :-)

Gina @ Gigi Marie Photography said...

That looks great- thanks for the recipe!

homegrown countrygirl said...

I like the combination of flours in this... it looks so simple and flavorful! (Great pic, too!) Thank you for sharing it!

Kathy Felsted Usher said...

I like soda bread! Thanks.

Michelle said...

I don't care for soda bread. But I will give it a try this time with your recipe

Jennifer said...

I've never made Irish Soda bread. Guess one day I'll have to try it.

Candy C. said...

LindaG,
I hope you enjoy it! :)

Gina,
You are welcome!

homegrown countrygirl,
I think it is the combination of flours that makes this recipe so good!

Candy C. said...

Kathy,
This is a good one! :)

Michelle,
I wasn't a big fan either until I tried this particular recipe!

Jennifer,
I hope you get a chance to try it!

cindy said...

We are so blessed to be able to fresh eggs everyday. Don’t they taste sooo much better than store bought eggs?

Looking forward to getting to know you now that I am a follower.

cindy

Candy C. said...

Cindy,
I do love my farm fresh eggs! Thanks for following along! :)

nancypo said...

I love Irish soda bread with apple butter and potato/leek soup for St. Pat's day! This year we're doing corned beef and cabbage, etc. BUT will try this too :) You can never have too much bread!

nancypo said...

I love Irish soda bread with apple butter and potato/leek soup for St. Pat's day! This year we're doing corned beef and cabbage, etc. BUT will try this too :) You can never have too much bread!

Candy C. said...

nancypo,
Potato/leek soup sounds heavenly!

Marie said...

Candy, you are an angel for posting this! I LOVE Irish Soda Bread! I will write the recipe down right now! Thanks!!!!

Thanks for your comments on my last two posts! Please do come up this way sometime and we'll get together!

Candy C. said...

Marie,
I hope you like the soda bread! :)