Easy Soda Bread

    Easy Soda Bread


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    This is a simple and easy Irish style soda bread recipe that is easy to make, the buttermilk gives the crust a great flavour.

    Serves: 20 

    • 4 cups plain flour
    • 4 tablespoons white sugar
    • 1 teaspoon baking soda
    • 1 tablespoon baking powder
    • 1/2 teaspoon salt
    • 1/2 cup margarine, softened
    • 1 cup buttermilk
    • 1 egg
    • 3 tablespoons butter, melted
    • 1/4 cup extra buttermilk

    Preparation:15min  ›  Cook:50min  ›  Ready in:1hour5min 

    1. Preheat oven to 180 degrees C. Lightly grease a large baking tray.
    2. In a large bowl, mix together flour, sugar, baking soda, baking powder, salt and margarine. Stir in 1 cup of buttermilk and egg.
    3. Turn dough out onto a lightly floured surface and knead slightly. Form dough into a round and place on prepared baking sheet.
    4. In a small bowl, combine melted butter with extra buttermilk. Brush loaf with this mixture. Use a sharp knife to cut an 'X' into the top of the loaf.
    5. Bake in preheated oven for 45 to 50 minutes, or until a skewer inserted into the centre of the loaf comes out clean. You may continue to brush the loaf with the butter mixture while it bakes.

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