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Irish Soda Bread

  Plain white flour 1 1⁄2 Pound (6 cups)
  Buttermilk/Sour milk /fresh milk 1⁄2 Pint (if the last, 1 teasp. cream of tartar is added to dry ingredients)
  Bicarbonate of soda 1 Teaspoon
  Salt 1 Teaspoon

Mix all the dry ingredients together in a basin and make a well in the centre.
Add enough milk to make a thick dough.
Stir with a wooden spoon; the pouring should be done in large quantities, not spoonful by spoonful.
The mixture should be slack but not wet and the mixing done lightly and quickly.
Add a little more milk if it seems too stiff.
With floured hands put on to a lightly floured board or table and flatten the dough into a circle about 1 1/2 in. thick.
Put on to a baking sheet, and make a large cross over it with a floured knife.
(This is to ensure even distribution of heat.) Bake in a moderate to hot oven (375° F.-400° F. electric; gas regulo 5) for about 40 minutes.
Test the centre with a skewer before removing from the oven.
To keep the bread soft, it is wrapped up in a clean tea-towel.
This quantity will make 1 large loaf or 2 small ones.

Recipe Summary

Main Dish

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Nutrition Rank

Nutrition Facts

Serving size: Complete recipe

Calories 2575 Calories from Fat 71

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 8 g12.8%

Saturated Fat 1.1 g5.3%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 0 mg

Sodium 3319.6 mg138.3%

Total Carbohydrates 529 g176.4%

Dietary Fiber 18.4 g73.5%

Sugars 1.8 g

Protein 79 g158.3%

Vitamin A Vitamin C

Calcium 10.3% Iron 175.5%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet


Irish Soda Bread Recipe