Buttermilk Soda Bread

    1 hour 15 minutes

    Soda bread is a very easy bread that requires no kneading. It is even better the next day. Serve with butter as a side to Irish stew!

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    Serves: 12 

    • 550g plain flour
    • 1 tablespoon baking powder
    • 1 teaspoon baking soda
    • 1 teaspoon salt
    • 75g white sugar
    • 1 egg, lightly beaten
    • 450ml buttermilk
    • 50g butter, melted

    Preparation:15min  ›  Cook:1hour  ›  Ready in:1hour15min 

    1. Preheat oven to 160 degrees C. Grease a 12x23cm loaf tin.
    2. Combine flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt and sugar in a large bowl. Blend egg and buttermilk together in a separate bowl, and add all at once to the flour mixture. Mix just until moistened. Stir in butter. Pour batter into loaf tin.
    3. Bake for about 1 hour, or until a skewer inserted into the centre comes out clean. Cool on a rack. Wrap in a clean tea towel for several hours, or overnight, for best flavour.

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    Wonderfully soft and moist. Everyone at our party loved it. I put the batter in two loaf tins and they baked beautifully. Thanks!  -  14 Jul 2008


    Very Good. This bread is a soft dough, so you must put it into a loaf tin, unlike other soda breads that you can shape into a loaf. This as with all soda breads is a dense bread.  -  14 Jul 2008


    From the photo of this bread, it does look irresistible. However, there is one ingredient that is not listed and probably makes this bread irresistible, and that is sultanas.  -  14 Jul 2008