Stewart's Shops Corporation

03/09/2018 | News release | Distributed by Public on 03/09/2018 00:53

Irish Soda Bread Recipe


Baking Irish soda bread for St. Patrick's Day is made easy at your Stewart's Shops! Did you know we carry all the ingredients you need? That includes our fresh and local Stewart's buttermilk! We walk you through recipe in the video below, or you can follow these instructions:

• 4 to 4 1/2 cups flour
• 1 Tbsp sugar
• 1 teaspoon salt
• 1 teaspoon baking soda
• 4 Tbsp butter
• 1 large Stewart's egg, lightly beaten
• 1 3/4 cups Stewart's buttermilk

1. Preheat oven to 425°.
2. Whisk together flour, sugar, salt, and baking soda in a large bowl.
3. Add butter into the flour mixture.
4. Make a well in the center of the flour mixture. Then add the buttermilk and beaten egg. Mix until dough is too stiff to stir.
5. Gently knead dough in the bowl just long enough to form a ball. If the dough is too sticky, add some flour.
6. Move the dough to a lightly floured surface and shape into a round loaf.
7. Using a serrated knife, score top of dough about an inch and a half deep in. Then place dough on a large, lightly greased cast-iron skillet or a baking sheet.
8. Place in oven and bake about 35-45 minutes until bread is golden. To check if it's ready, you can place a thin skewer into the center. If it comes out clean, it's done!
9. Let bread sit in the pan or on the sheet for 5-10 minutes, then remove to a rack to cool.
10. Serve! Bread is best when warm!