White Irish Soda Bread
4 cups (16 oz) of all
1 Teaspoon baking soda
1 Teaspoon salt
14 oz of buttermilk
In a large bowl sift and combine all the dry ingredients.
Add the buttermilk to form a sticky dough.
Place on a floured surface and lightly knead (too much allows the gas to escape)
Shape into a flat round shape, place in your baking dish, and cut a cross in the top of the dough. Cover the pan with another pan and bake for 30 minutes (this simulates the bastible pot). Remove cover and bake for an additional 15 minutes.
The bottom of the bread will have a hollow sound when tapped so show it is done.
To keep the bread moist cover the bread in a tea towel and lightly sprinkle water on the cloth, but trust me, you can keep your tea towel dry as you watch this bread disappear.
Recipe from the Society for the
Preservation of Irish Soda Bread.