In preparation for St. Patrick’s Day, and to accompany our post about Ireland as a great culture and heritage travel destination, we are including this recipe for traditional Irish Soda Bread for you to try at home.
Yields: 1 Loaf
Prep Time: 10 Minutes
Cook Time: 35 Minutes
- 4 cups flour
- 2 teaspoons baking soda
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1 ¾ cups buttermilk
- Preheat your oven to 425°
- Grease and flour a 9-inch round cake pan.
- In a large bowl, combine the flour, baking soda and salt.
- Gradually stir in the buttermilk until the dough comes together in a slightly sticky ball.
- Turn the dough onto a floured surface and knead gently a few times.
- Form the dough into a ball and then press into the prepared pan so that the dough resembles a large disk. (The dough should reach the edges of the pan, but may spring back slightly.)
- Cut a large X into the dough with a sharp knife, about ¼ of an inch deep.
- Cover the pan of dough with another round cake pan turned upside down and bake for 25-30 minutes, covered.
- Remove the top pan and bake uncovered for about 10 minutes more or until the crust is dark golden brown.
- Serve warm, preferably with some delicious Irish butter!
In addition to baking traditional Irish recipes, why not delve deeper into Irish culture by staying in a castle, exploring the gorgeous countryside, and thoroughly immersing yourself in the amazing Emerald Isle? Across the Pond Vacations can make that happen with a tailor-made tour to Ireland. Contact us today so that a Destination Expert can design your personalized vacation. Let’s get you home . . . to Ireland!