If you love homemade bread but don’t have the time (or patience!) for traditional bread recipes with lengthy preparation times, try this quick and easy recipe for Irish Soda bread sent in by EL reader Pete Farren. It only needs four ingredients and is ready in 35 minutes. Bon appétit!
“I decided to bake some homemade Irish soda bread just like my mum used to make as we thought it would be fun for the kids and us to do together. It’s so good and easy to make! It also brought back lots of fond memories of my mum who unfortunately passed on a few years ago from dementia.
I’ve tried to find buttermilk everywhere and couldn’t, so I was told by a lovely lady to substitute plain yoghurt and water it down. It worked a treat. Everybody has their own soda bread recipe, so do have a go and have fun with the kids along the way.”
– Peter Farren
Irish Soda Bread Recipe
- 3½ cups of flour
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1 tablespoon sea salt
- ½ cup of buttermilk (or ½ cup plain yoghurt with a splash of water)
- Preheat the oven to 190 degrees Celsius.
- Mix together all the ingredients.
- Take out the dough and knead it for a bit on a flat surface.
- Shape it into a ball and sprinkle flour on the top.
- Make a one-inch cut with a knife across both ways on top.
- Bake for around 35 minutes.
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