Friday, March 4, 2011

Traditional Irish Soda Bread

A traditional Irish daily bread.
Preheat oven to 375.

2 cups all-purpose flour
1 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/4 tsp salt
3 TBSP butter or margarine
1 egg white, slightly beaten
3/4 cup buttermilk

In a medium bowl stir together flour, baking soda/powder, salt. Cut in butter with a pastry knife to resemble coarse crumbs. Make a well in the center. In a separate bowl mix together buttermilk and egg white, pour into dry ingredients. On a lightly floured surface knead the dough 10-12 times. Press into a greased round cake pan and crisscross cut the dough. Bake for about 30 minutes. For a crispier, more golden crust, brush the top of the dough with beaten egg white.


  1. Can I use egg sub. for egg white? Or is there a different option?

  2. Im thinking egg substitute will not work the same way. Try brushing with melted butter :)