I adapted this recipe from bakingsheet.blogspot.com (I've been addicted to cooking blogs lately)....tummy was a bit iffy, and I didn't have any, so I omitted the caraway seeds and raisins the original recipe called for. It's quite tasty and smells yummy nonetheless!
Irish Soda Bread makes 6-8 servings
2 cups flour I used all purpose, but the original recipe recommended 1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour, 1/2 cup whole wheat flour and 1/4 cup oat flour 1 tsp baking soda 1/2 tsp salt 1 tbsp brown sugar 2 tsp caraway seeds (optional) I omitted 1/2 cup raisins I omitted 7/8 cup buttermilk (plus 1 tbsp, if necessary) I used 1 cup plain rice milk with 1 tablespoon of lemon juice mixed in
Preheat oven to 400F. Stir together flour, baking soda, salt, sugar and caraway seeds. Stir raisins into the flour mixture. Pour in buttermilk, adding an additional tablespoon, if necessary, and mix into shaggy ball. Place dough on a lightly floured surface and knead four about 2-3 minutes until the ball is fairly smooth. Form into a 6-inch, rounded ball and place on a parchment lined baking sheet. Cut a deep cross in the top with a sharp knife. Bake 32-35 minutes, until the top is well browned. A toothpick will come out clean when inserted into the center. Cool almost completely on a wire rack before slicing.
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