A hearty round loaf of authentic Irish Soda Bread that’s easy to bake.
2 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 cup buttermilk
Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
In a medium bowl, mix together your dry ingredients: the flour, baking soda, and salt.
While stirring the flour mixture, slowly pour in the buttermilk until the dough forms a nice sticky ball. You may add a sprinkling more of flour if needed.
Coat your hands with flour and pick up the dough in the bowl, kneading it gently with your hands and forming a ball.
Place on a cookie sheet lined with parchment paper. You can score an X into the dough to help it expand and create a fun design along the crust. Just sprinkle some flour onto a sharp knife and cut an X into the dough. Though, the scoring of an X isn’t necessary.
Bake for 25-30 minutes until the crust is golden brown. The bread should have a hallow sound when tapped.
Cool the bread on a wire rack for 15 minutes. Serve warm with some Irish butter and jam.
You can also bake this soda bread on a skillet set on medium heat. Add approx 5 minutes to the cook time and flip it half way through. It will be a bit more flat, like a giant biscuit, but tastes wonderful.