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Irish Soda Bread

Try this traditional Irish soda bread, serve it for this St.Patrick's day brunch

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We may find more time for home cooking as we stay home to prevent the outbreak of the coronavirus. Why not try and bake some delicious Irish soda bread for your family?

Even if you are a beginner, making Irish soda bread is not a problem. It takes just a little time to make. A tasty Irish soda bread needs just some basic ingredients, but the baking soda and buttermilk is a must. They are what helps the bread to rise. You will have quite delicious and lovely smelling Irish soda bread once you have done, it is worth the wait.

With a good recipe and proper baking, I'm sure you will find how easy and tasty this Irish soda bread is.

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Ingredients

  1. 4 cups all-purpose flour
  2. 1 tsp baking soda
  3. ½ tsp salt
  4. 1 ½ cup buttermilk
  5. extra ¼ cup buttermilk for brushing
  6. 4 tbsp white sugar
  7. 1 tbsp baking powder
  8. 1 egg
  9. ½ cup butter
  10. extra butter for brushing
  11. Optional: seeds, currants, raisins

Equipments

  1. baking pan
  2. baking sheets

Directions

  1. In Ventray Stand Mixer bowl, mix together flour, sugar, baking soda, powder, salt and butter. Mix over low speed with dough hook
  2. Add in buttermilk and egg, blend until dough forms
  3. Knead dough slightly and form into a round shape, and place it on baking sheet
  4. Melt a chunk of butter in ¼ cup of butter milk, cut an X on dough surface and brush buttermilk mixture before baking

Oven Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 375°F
  2. Bake for 25mins, brush with buttermilk mixture
  3. Continuing baking for another 20 mins or until golden and toothpick comes out clean from centre

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