Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Irish Soda Bread

Nope! I'm not done yet! It is springtime warm outside and my BBQ is saying, "Pulled Pork!". (Is that a gauntlet Mr Joe?) But that will have to wait, and I have been working on that too this morning. But today is St Patrick's Day and here to go with your Corned Beef and Cabbage, Green Wine, Guinness Stout and some good Scotch Whisky, is my rendition of an Irish Soda Bread.

Irish Soda Bread

Author: Bob and Robin Young
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Degree of Difficulty: Easy
Oven Temperature: 375°F
Servings: 20

3 c All-Purpose flour
1 c Whole wheat flour
1 t Baking Soda
1 T Baking Powder
4 T Honey, use a light, floral honey. Tupelo is good.
½ t Salt
½ c Butter, room temperature
1 c Butter milk
1 Egg
¼ c Butter, melted
¼ c Buttermilk

1.) Pre-heat oven to 375°F. Lightly grease a large baking sheet.
2.) In a large bowl, mix together the flour, honey, baking soda, baking powder, salt and butter. Stir in 1 cup Buttermilk and egg.
3.) Turn the dough out onto a lightly floured surface and knead lightly. Form dough into a round and place on a prepared baking sheet.
4.) In a small bowl, combine the melted butter with ¼ cup of buttermilk; brush the loaf with this mixture. Use a sharp knife and cut an "X" into the top of the loaf.
5.) Bake in a pre heated oven for 40 - 50 minutes or until a tooth pick inserted into the loaf comes out clean (190°F). You can continue to brush the loaf with the butter mixture while it bakes.

Preparation Time: 15 minutes
Cooking Time: 50 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour and 5 minutes

Do enjoy the day!!

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