Irish Soda Bread…

When I saw Dr. Meg Sorick’s post this morning about baking Irish Soda Bread and realized I actually had all the ingredients, including buttermilk, I had to try it.  Because it uses baking soda, there’s no rising involved and because my Kitchen Aid mixer sits on my countertop, I didn’t even have to try to lift anything.  In the time it took the oven to heat, I had mixed the dough and shaped it into two smaller rounds, ready to bake.

Why did I have buttermilk?  Because I had watched an episode of Bobby Flay’s Brunch on Food Network that used buttermilk and was going to try a recipe from there.  Did I try one, you ask?  Well, no, I never did…

Anyhow, thirty-five minutes later, we had warm bread for breakfast.  As Meg says, it is delightful with butter and honey.  If I’d had raisins, I probably would have added them, but it was awfully good the way it was.  Believe me, if I can bake this, anybody can.  You only need flour, salt, baking soda, buttermilk (or milk you sour with vinegar or lemon juice) and a little sugar.  You can find the recipe at Meg’s site, along with some great fiction and poetry!

The picture is my own…

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33 responses

  1. when i went to ireland this summer, i had this for the first time and loved it!

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    1. So good! And really easy…

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  2. Dang! You sprang to action on that one, D! You must be feeling better? 😃

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    1. You know, I am! But the bread I really easy, too. 😀

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      1. Easy is good! Glad you’re feelin’ better. 😊

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  3. It looks delicious, Dee. I love freshly baked bread. Yum!

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    1. So good, Rob! I’ll save you a piece

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      1. I’d come off of my low carb diet for that! 🙂

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      2. Oh, men do so much better with low carb. I try but after a few days I’d kill for a piece of bread 🙂

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  4. Well look at that. Easy and delicious 🙂

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    1. It was very easy. My kind of cooking 🙂

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  5. This is so great! I’m so glad you made it. I’ve used milk ‘soured’ with lemon juice when I haven’t got buttermilk and it comes out nice too. Just in case! Thanks for the shout out, Dee!

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    1. It really was good. And smells so good baking on a cold day!

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  6. ‘Tis a fine tradition. And it’s grand to hear you’re so well on the mend ❤ ❤ ❤ ❤ 🍀

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    1. Thanks, love, I’m doing well. And this was so easy and good. Plus I’m getting bored…

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      1. I feel ya as I too await my arms to heal (this grueling quiet, stillness), I’ve been finding beauty in the boredom. God is good! 😎

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      2. Yes, life is feeling hopeful now!

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      3. Annnd you inspired me out of the doldrums here. Film at 11… Or post. Whatever. Love you!

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    1. It was very good. Meg’s recipe rocks!

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  7. Looks great and my kitchen aid sirs on my counter too

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  8. oh man, this looks so good! I love soda bread, will have to try this one out 🙂

    I was wondering if you were on FB at all? It would be amazing if you could share your recipe in our group, would love for you to join our community of food lovers! Check us out here: https://www.facebook.com/groups/OnlyGoodEats/

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      1. let me know if you end up joining the community! 🙂

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  9. I was on cortisone and thus a salt-free diet for a while, and thus used to bake this a lot, flavored with rosemary, pepper etc. Delicious

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  10. Doing it. This Friday, of course! I’m glad to see I can use a replacement for buttermilk. I’ve never seen it in Mexico.

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    1. I’ve used white vinegar in milk and it works well. Meg says she uses lemon juice so either will be good I think!

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  11. Made a large loaf the traditional way today. Delightful! Thank you for posting, Dee ❤

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    1. I’ve never done it and Megs recipe was very easy. I’m doing another today!

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      1. I too tried Meg’s recipe again today using brown sugar and 50/50 whole wheat flour. The first loaf vanished in minutes. Mosr of roday’s healthier adaptation remains 😉

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  12. Yummy

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  13. This was a very nice share and wrote it on a postcard and taped it on the inside of my kitchen cabinet. Thanks for sharing Meg with us! xo

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