Irish Soda Bread

Since Nadia is consistantly saying she wants to be a “chef-cooker” when she grows up, I have been attempting to be more consistent with a recipe a week with her to learn new kitchen skills. Last weekend we tried Irish Soda Bread from Blossoms and Posies.

Irish Soda Bread

Irish Soda Bread

Irish Soda Bread

This was a great recipe because Nadia did every step with just a little assist from me (mostly reminders). I also did the final kneading of the bread and cut the cross in the middle.

Irish Soda Bread

Irish Soda Bread

This bread was very good – we tried it with strawberry preserves and with butter. Next time we try this I will use our regular gas oven because it came out too crusty on the outside and doughy on the inside with the convection oven.

Here is the recipe:

Ingredients

4 cups flour
1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda
1 1/2 teaspoons salt
1 1/2 cups milk
2 tablespoons lemon juice

Here’s what to do…
  1. Preheat oven to 375°.
  2. Pour lemon juice into milk and stir.
  3. Whisk flour, baking soda and salt together in a large bowl.
  4. Make a well in the flour mixture and stir in the milk/lemon juice.
  5. Dump the dough out onto a lightly floured surface and knead gently for about a minute, then form it into a soft ball.
  6. Slightly flatten the ball and lay it on a parchment-lined cookie sheet.
  7. Cut an X in the top of the dough.
  8. Bake for 40 minutes, or until golden and sounds hollow when tapped on the bottom.
  • Hi Nadia! This is Abbie from Blossoms and Posies. You did a great job cooking that bread! It looks very yummy. I like working in the kitchen too! (PS from Mrs. Brown – Yay Nadia!)

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