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Video:How to Make Irish Soda Bread

with Scott

Want to learn how to make Irish soda bread at home? Here, see step-by-step instructions for making this delicious bread.See Transcript

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Transcript:How to Make Irish Soda Bread

Hi, I'm Scott for About.com, today I'm going to show you how to make Irish Soda Bread using a recipe from SouthernFood.About.com.

Ingredients for Irish Soda Bread

Before you get started, you'll need a few ingredients:

  • 4 cups of flour
  • 1 teaspoon of baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon of cream of tartar
  • 3/4 teaspoon of salt
  • 1/2 cup of sugar
  • 6 tablespoons of melted and cooled butter
  • 6 tablespoons of warm butter
  • 1 3/4 cup(s) of buttermilk
  • 2 teaspoons of additional buttermilk

Instructions for Making Irish Soda Bread

To begin, add the flour to a large mixing bowl. Sprinkle in the baking soda, now add the cream of tartar. Add the salt. Pour in the sugar. Blend the dry ingredients together. Now add the butter. Pour in the buttermilk. Stir thoroughly. Preheat your oven to 375ºF.

Flour a clean your work surface. Transfer the dough to your counter. If the dough is sticky, sprinkle with a little additional flour. Knead the dough for 2 minutes until the texture becomes firm. Now shape the dough into 2 equally sized round loaves. Rub each loaf with a teaspoon of buttermilk. Rub each loaf with 2 teaspoons of buttermilk. Sprinkle a little flour over each loaf. Use a knife or kitchen sheers to cut an "X" into the top of each loaf. Spray a baking sheet with cooking spray. Sprinkle with a little flour. Now, place each loaf on the baking sheet.

Baking Irish Soda Bread

Bake at 375ºF for 1 hour or until the top is a golden brown color. You can stick a knife or toothpick in the center of the bread, if it comes out cleanly, your bread is done.

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