Here's a quick and easy recipe for St. Patrick's day that I'll bet you've got everything in your pantry to make: brown soda bread!
I adapted the original recipe only very, very slightly by using white wheat flour in place of the whole wheat flour listed in the book. I make homemade white wheat sandwich bread fairly often, so I had that sort of flour on hand!
Happy St. Patrick's Day!!
*I'm out of town as I publish this post and I don't have access to the program I use to make the printable recipe cards at the moment. But, I will be updating this post with the recipe card as soon as I can. For now the print function at the bottom of the page still works, just limit the pages that you want to print to save your ink from all the photos!
Irish Brown Soda Bread
- 2 cups all-purpose flour
- 2 cups white wheat flour
- 1/2 cup rolled oats or instant oats
- 1 1/2 teaspoons salt
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1 3/4 cup buttermilk
- 2 Tablespoons dark molasses
1. Pre-heat the oven to 450 degrees. Mix the dry ingredients together in a large bowl.
2. Mix the molasses into the buttermilk and stir well.
3. Create a well in the center of the dry ingredients and pour the buttermilk mixture into the bowl. Using a wooden spoon and then your hands, mix the ingredients together until they form into a shaggy dough. Turn the shaggy dough out on to a lightly floured surface.
4. Knead the bread with your palm until it comes together as a slightly smooth ball of dough. This should only take a minute or two. Shape the dough into a disk with sides that are about 2 inches in height.
5. Score the the bread in an even "X" shape on the top and place it on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper.
6. Bake for 15 minutes at 450 and then lower the oven temperature to 400. Bake for and additional 25 minutes.
7. Remove from the oven and allow to cool slightly on a rack, but it's delicious served warm!