Easy St Patrick's Day Recipe to make traditional Irish Soda Bread perfect for cooking with kids as young as toddlers. Includes instructions on making your own buttermilk.
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Irish Soda Bread Recipe

Easy St Patrick's Day Recipe to make traditional Irish Soda Bread perfect for cooking with kids as young as toddlers. Includes instructions on making your own buttermilk.
Author Cerys Parker

Ingredients

  • 6 oz Self Raising Flour
  • 6 oz Plain Flour All purpose Flour
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp Baking Soda
  • 1/2 pint full-fat Milk 10 FLoz
  • 1/2 tsp lemon juice

Instructions

Making Buttermilk

  • Add your Lemon Juice to the full-fat milk.
  • Mix together until combined to create a buttermilk substitute.

Making Irish Soda Bread

  • Pre-Heat oven on to 200C.
  • Line a baking tray with some greaseproof paper. 
  • Add all the dry ingredients to a bowl and mix.
  • Add the milk/lemon juice mix.
  • If the dough is too sticky then add a bit more flour. 
  • Turn out onto a lightly floured surface and knead.
  • Shape into a round and score with a cross on the top.
  • Place on the baking tray in the centre of the oven for 30 minutes.
  • Let the Bread cool and then serve with some butter and jam.

Notes

The cross on the top of the bread is to help the air escape as it cooks, or as the folklore says it's so that the fairies protect the bread as it bakes. I think I like the second reason better.