Irish Soda Bread


4 cups all-purpose flour 
4 tablespoons white sugar 
1 teaspoon baking soda 
1 tablespoon baking powder 
1/2 teaspoon salt 
1/2 cup margarine, softened 
1 cup buttermilk 
1 egg 
1/4 cup butter, melted 
1/4 cup buttermilk 

Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Lightly grease a large baking sheet. In a large bowl, mix together flour, sugar, baking soda, baking powder, salt and margarine. Stir in 1 cup of buttermilk and egg. Turn dough out onto a lightly floured surface and knead slightly. Form dough into a round and place on prepared baking sheet. In a small bowl, combine melted butter with 1/4 cup buttermilk; brush loaf with this mixture. Use a sharp knife to cut an 'X' into the top of the loaf. Bake in preheated oven for 45 to 50 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center of the loaf comes out clean, about 30 to 50 minutes. You may continue to brush the loaf with the butter mixture while it bakes.

*Note: We like to make a powder sugar glaze to top it with. We like sweets over here! :) 

4 comments:

  1. MMMMmmmmmmmmmm melty creamery butter slathered on it, I can practically taste and smell that lovely bread right now, YUM!!!

    Thanks for posting!

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  2. I haven't made soda bread in many years. Your bread looks delicious.

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  3. I was looking for a new recipe! This one looks great.

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