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Simple Irish Soda Bread

This falls into the category of a quick-bread, which is a leavened bread that uses baking powder or soda instead of yeast. To make up for the lack of complexity present in a yeasted bread, butter and yogurt are used in the dough and provide a rich and tangy flavor. This bread is one of the most simple and yet most satisfying breads you can make, made only better by a soft pat of butter slowly melting into the nooks and crannies of the crumb.

Simple Irish Soda Bread

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
This falls into the category of a quick-bread, which is a leavened bread that uses baking powder or soda instead of yeast. To make up for the lack of complexity present in a yeasted bread, butter and yogurt are used in the dough and provide a rich and tangy flavor. This bread is one of the most simple and yet most satisfying breads you can make, made only better by a soft pat of butter slowly melting into the nooks and crannies of the crumb.
5 from 1 vote
Course Side Dish

Ingredients
 

  • 1 ½ cups (195 grams) whole wheat flour
  • 1 ¼ cups (145 grams) all-purpose flour
  • ½ cup quick-cooking oatmeal
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • ¾ teaspoon kosher salt
  • 4 tablespoons unsalted butter, cut into 16 pieces
  • 1 ½ cups plain full fat yogurt, not Greek yogurt

Instructions
 

  • Preheat your oven to 425 F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  • In a large bowl, mix the flours, oats, salt, and baking soda and stir well to combine. Add the butter and using your hands or a pastry cutter, work the butter into the mixture until it is the texture of coarse sand with some small pea-sized lumps.
  • Stir in the yogurt until the dough just comes together and forms a ball. If it seems too wet, add a bit more flour, or if it’s too crumbly, a tablespoon or so more of yogurt.
  • Turn the dough out onto the prepared baking sheet and shape it into a round loaf about 3 inches high, then score the top using a very sharp knife in an X shape. Sprinkle with a few oats if desired.
  • Bake for 35-40 minutes until browned and cooked through. Cool for 10-15 minutes before cutting.
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