Irresistible Irish soda bread

    1 hour 15 min

    A very easy bread. Best if made the day before, or several hours before serving.

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    Serves: 12 

    • 450g (1 lb) plain flour
    • 1 tablespoon baking powder
    • 65g (2 1/2 oz) granulated sugar
    • 1 teaspoon salt
    • 1 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda
    • 1 egg, lightly beaten
    • 450ml buttermilk
    • 50g butter, melted

    Prep:15min  ›  Cook:1hr  ›  Ready in:1hr15min 

    1. Preheat oven to 160 degrees C / gas mark 3. Grease a 23x12cm (9x5 inch) loaf tin.
    2. Combine flour, baking powder, sugar, salt and bicarbonate of soda. Blend egg and buttermilk together, and add all at once to the flour mixture. Mix just until moistened. Stir in butter. Pour into prepared bread tin.
    3. Bake for about an hour, or until a skewer inserted into the bread comes out clean. Cool on a rack. Wrap in a clean drying cloth for several hours, or overnight, for best flavour.

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    fantastic bread, so quick and easy, i'll be making this most days i think!  -  19 Dec 2012


    I have never made anything like this before, but it tasted great!!! I will definitely make this again and again. =)  -  29 Mar 2012


    Having never made soda bread before, I was confused as to which recipe might be "the best." I liked this bread, but my partner thought it was really plain and boring.  -  14 Jul 2008