Saturday, November 1, 2008

Irish Soda Bread

A soda bread is a quick bread in which baking soda is substituted for yeast.The ingredients include flour,baking soda,buttermilk and salt.The bread is popular in Ireland and has been so when baking soda was introduced there in the 19th century.Now it has become a traditional Irish dish and is known as "cake -bread" in Ireland.There are two form of Soda bread-loaf form -where the dough is rounded and has a cross cut that allows the bread to expand.I have recreated this bread with a wonderful recipe from joyof baking and here it is.

Ingredients:
All Purpose Flour: 1.5 cup
Whole Wheat Flour:1.5 cup
Salt: 1tsp
Baking Soda: 1 tsp
Buttermilk: 1.5 cups+

Preparation:

Combine both flours and salt and soda in a big bowl and blend well.Add buttermilk little at a time and mix well to form a soft moist (sticky as well)dough.Transfer the dough to a lightly floured surface and gently knead to form a 1 inch thick round shape.For ease of handling,I divided the dough into two.Take each half and transfer to a greased baking sheet.Using a sharp knife,cut a 1/4 inch deep cross or "X" on top.Bake each round for 50 minutes in a preheated oven at 375F .The bread should sound hollow when tapped at the bottom.
The dough ......

Fresh from Oven:


The bread when warm is very good for breakfast with jam/jelly and also with soups instead of croutons.It has a very mild baking soda smell and a hard crust and chewy and denser texture.


Now this is my entry on Day #1 Recipe Marathon.Let see what other athletes are starting their marathon with and I will update this.Come on Gals,30 days more to go......... :D Check out the fellow runners :

1) DK 2) Siri 3) Srivalli 4) Ranji 5)PJ 6)Medha 7)Priya 8)Bhawna 9)Raaji 10)Ruchii 11)Anu 12)Kamala 13)Roopa 14)Divya Kudua 15)Rekha 16)Divya M 17)Lakshmi

21 Comments:

Siri said...

the bread look so unique and yummy..:)

Cheers,
Siri

anudivya said...

Hey that is nice... so we can expect to see new recipes everyday! Cool.

kamala said...

Never had this..Nice to run with u

Priya said...

Wow this is completely new for me..i love baking breads at home..will give a try very soon..Happy to run along with u for recipe Marathon...

raaji said...

Nice to know that u too r part of this...wonderful bread..so nice

PJ said...

Bookmarked this recipe coz its without eggs!!Nice to be running with you..

Adlak's tiny world said...

wow superb duper bread. looks so yum....

Yasmeen said...

Good luck with the marathon.Quick soda bread looks scrumptious

Srivalli said...

Now that looks good...good to have you running along!..best of luck!

Cham said...

The beginner bread Right? Looks good and Best of Luck!

Purva Desai said...

Irish soda bread is new for me.......
it looks inviting....

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Jude said...

Its always fun when baked good expand like that in the oven. Sign of a properly made loaf!

Sukanya Ramkumar said...

Bread look so good. Turned out perfect for u. Nice recipe. Really want to try this bread. YUM!

Mandira said...

this looks delish!

ranji said...

good to have u onboard for RM :)....i love baking breads...have come across irish soda bread many times and urs look just perfect...good start :)..

Bhawana said...

this looks new to me but looks tempting to try out. Good one.

DK said...

This was one of the breads I made right when I started out baking since it dint involve any use of yeast etc :) Its tastes so yum isnt it :)

Good one :)

Vibaas said...

You have very nice and different recipes. Nice blog

rekhas kitchen said...

wow this looks superb dear niceto run with you too

DEESHA said...

good luck with the marathon, girl .. bread looks yumm

Malar Gandhi said...

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