I just love Irish soda bread! I call it hungover bread because it is the perfect quick recipe to make when you’re hungover and all you want to do is eat carbs. You know those mornings after a night out drinking with friends? Those mornings when you have trouble opening your eyes and finding focus points in the room, you know you had fun but can’t really remember what happened last night. When you have to eat something to prevent the alcohol of taking over your brain functions, but you just have a blasting headache and can’t bring yourself to make anything that takes more than 10 min in the kitchen.Anyhow, I learned how to make this bread recipe more than 10 years ago back when I lived in New York. I had some Irish friends that thought me this recipe, surprise surprise it was the morning after we had a fun night in “THE PUB”, and I discovered that Irish girls can drink. Israeli girls, however, may be good at a lot of things but they definitely don’t excel at drinking 😉 What I did found out in the flowing years is that this recipe is always great. I love baking this Irish soda bread when friends come over or when we run out of bread in the fridge.
Irish Soda Bread
- 250 gr plain flour
- 250 gr whole wheat flour
- 2 tbsp light brown sugar
- 1/2 tbsp bicarbonate soda
- 1 large egg
- 350 ml buttermilk
- 20 ml vegetable oil
- 1/2 tsp salt
For the garnish
- 1 tsp quinoa
Pre-heat the oven to 446 ℉/230C. Line a round baking pan 9 unch/23 cm with parchment paper.
Mix the flours, sugar, salt, and bicarbonate soda into a large mixing bowl and stir. Add the egg, buttermilk, and oil, and knead just until the dough comes together.
Form a round loaf of bread and place on a lightly greased parchment paper. With a knife cut a cross on the top and spread some quinoa seeds on top.
Bake for 15 min and lower oven temperature to 200 and bake for another 20-25 min until the loaf sounds hollow when tapped. Cool on a wire rack.
DID YOU MAKE THIS IRISH SODA BREAD RECIPE?
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