Irish Soda Bread

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This is a traditional loaf of soda bread with flour, salt, buttermilk, and baking soda, perfect for weekend baking.

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Ingredients
- Serves 4 +
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2 teaspoon Salt
1 tablespoon Granulated Sugar
1 teaspoon Baking Soda
1 3/4 cup Buttermilk
2 tablespoon melted Butter
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STEP 1
Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C).
STEP 2
Whisk together All-Purpose Flour (4 cup), Salt (2 teaspoon), Granulated Sugar (1 tablespoon), and Baking Soda (1 teaspoon).
STEP 3
Make a well in the center of the flour mixture, add the Egg (1), and beat with a fork to incorporate slightly. Add the Buttermilk (1 3/4 cup), followed by the Butter (2 tablespoon) and stir with a rubber spatula until combined. Mixture will be sticky.
STEP 4
Grease a 9 to 10 inch cast iron skillet with butter. Set aside.
STEP 5
Lightly flour your hands and sprinkle a little flour over the sticky dough ball. use your hands to scrape the dough from the sides of the bowl and to quickly shape the mass into a ball, kneading lightly if necessary. Transfer to prepared skillet.
STEP 6
Sprinkle with a teensy bit more flour. Use a sharp knife to make an X across the top of the dough ball. Place in oven and bake for 35-40 minutes or until lightly golden and bottom sounds hollow when tapped.
STEP 7
Remove from oven, transfer to cooling rack, and let cool for 15 minutes before slicing.
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