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Let them eat bread...

May 23rd, 2010 at 11:04 am

Bread seems to be a big deal at my house. More so than cake or cookies anyway, although they arenít total strangers.

And, Iím always on the lookout for new bread recipes. I think I found a good one. I baked it last night and after it cooled a bit; our dessert was a slice of warm bread with some butter. It was delicious. My eyes lit up when I thought about how I can possibly change the recipe to make it a little differently with herbs and spices. Although I have no problem baking with yeast, sometimes itís nice not to have to wait for the rising, and this bread uses baking powder and baking soda. It has a different texture and flavor of regular white bread, and it is rich with the butter. I imagine the cold butter put in the dough makes it pop in the oven when baking. Anyway, hereís the recipe:

Irish Soda Bread
4 cups all purpose flour
ľ cup sugar
2 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoons baking soda
1 teaspoon salt
1 cup cold butter
2 eggs, beaten
1 cup buttermilk

In a large bowl, combine flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, and salt.
Combine eggs, butter and buttermilk, stir into flour mixture until moistened.
Turn onto a lightly floured surface; gently knead 5-6 times.
Divide dough in half. Shape each portion into a round loaf. Place 6 inches apart on a greased baking sheet. Bake 30-35 minutes or until golden brown.
Yield: 2 loaves

2 Responses to “Let them eat bread...”

  1. NJDebbie Says:

    You've inspired me to cook more!

  2. rob62521 Says:

    NJDebbie -- that's cool! Think of the money you'll save and how healthy you'll be.

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