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Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Ina Garten's Irish Soda Bread.

Such an easy loaf....even I could make it....

Here goes the simple recipe....

4 cups all-purpose flour
4 tablespoons sugar
1 tsp baking soda
11/2 tsp salt
4 tablesppons cold butter, diced
13/4 cip cold buttermilk
1 extra large egg, lightly beaten
1 tsp orange zest.

Preheat over to 180deg C
Combine the dry ingredients in the bowl of an electric mixer with the paddle on. Add the butter and mix on low til incorporated.
With a fork, lightly beat the buttermilk, egg and zest together. With the mixer on low, add slowly to the flour mixture. This dough will be very wet.
Pour onto a floured surface and knead a few times til in the shape of a round loaf.
Place on a greased baking sheet. Cut a x gently on the top and pop in the oven for around 45 minutes or until skewer comes out clean. When you knock the loaf it must sound hollow.
Cool on the baking rack. Serve warm with butter and jam!

I wish you could smell the fragrance of that orange zest.....a wonderful aroma that's filled my home!
And really easy!

Shh...3 posts in a day...making up for last month.....
See you soon!


  1. This looks so good and you have photoed it well I will make this one day..hats off to you dear

  2. Thanks always for your encouraging comments my dear friend.

  3. You know I've never made soda bread but I've wanted to. I love the idea of the orange zest in it! Looks so good.

  4. ... Orange zest? Magnifique! And Monique said it perfectly, loved your styling, especially where you do show the butter and a little of the background.
    Thanks for stopping by my blog and leaving such sweet and kind notes, Shel! They are really greatly appreciated. Thanks also for following along- hope you'll enjoy the journey.

  5. Yummy!
    Thanks for the recipe!