Shauna's Irish Soda Bread | Recipe | St. Patrick's Day Dinner

I have a wonderful friend, Shauna, who was born and raised in Galway, Ireland.  Not knowing a thing about making Irish Soda Bread, I turned to the expert.  She provided me with this wonderful recipe.  Little did I know that true Irish Soda Bread does not have raisins.  Irish Soda Bread with raisins is called Spotted Dog.  So wanting to stay true to Shauna's instructions, this recipe does not contain raisins.  For you raisin lovers out there, Shauna did say it would be fine to add them.

Thanks for the recipe, Shauna!

Shauna's Irish Soda Bread Recipe
Yields: 8 inch loaf

2 c all-purpose flour + plus a little more for dusting
2 c whole wheat flour
1-1/2 tsp baking soda
3/4 tsp salt
2 c buttermilk
Cooking spray

1. Preheat oven to 450°.

2. Lightly spoon flours into dry measuring cups; level with a knife. Combine flours, baking soda, and salt in a large bowl; stir with a whisk.
3. Make a well in center of mixture. Add buttermilk to flour mixture; stir until blended (dough will be sticky). 4. Turn dough out onto a generously floured surface; knead lightly 4 to 5 times.
5. Shape dough into an 8-inch round loaf; place on a baking sheet coated with cooking spray.
6. Cut a 1/4-inch-deep X in the top of the dough.
7. Bake at 450° for 15 minutes. Reduce oven temperature to 400° (do not remove bread from oven); bake 15 minutes or until loaf sounds hollow when tapped.
8. Cool on a wire rack for at least 2 hours before cutting.


Shauna said... [Reply]

Looks great glad I was there in spirit. You can also replace the whole wheat flour with all purpose flour if you would like white sda bread!!