Just in time for Saint Patrick’s Day! (jk). I had some leftover buttermilk and I was trying to figure out what to do with it. I came across a recipe for Irish Soda bread and thought I would try it. This bread is so easy to make; you just toss the flour, baking soda, and salt with some buttermilk. It hardly requires any mixing and produces a nice crunchy crust and soft inside. You can either set the dough in a loaf pan or bake it on some foil. I wanted a loaf shape so I went with a pan. This bread goes well with a stew, but is just as good on its own too.
Irish Soda Bread
(Makes 1 Loaf)
- 2 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 tsp baking soda
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1/4 cup rolled oats
- 1 cup buttermilk
- Mix the flour, baking soda, salt and rolled oats in a bowl.
- Mix in the buttermilk and form a dough.
- Shape the dough and place it on a baking sheet or in a loaf pan.
- Bake in a preheated 375F oven for 35 minutes, or until the top is golden brown.