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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…