This quick soda bread is best eaten the day it's made--try it with butter and jam for extra flavor. Traditional Irish soda bread made with wheat flour requires a very light touch to avoid developing the gluten, which would make the bread tough. However this dough, which is made with gluten-free flour, should be beaten thoroughly. A stand mixer is perfect for the job.

Carolyn Casner
Source: EatingWell.com, February 2018

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Recipe Summary

active:
10 mins
total:
1 hr
Servings:
12
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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.

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  • Whisk buttermilk, egg and 3 tablespoons melted butter in a medium bowl.

  • Place flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt in a stand mixer fitted with paddle attachment. Mix on low speed to combine. Increase speed to medium and slowly add the buttermilk mixture until a soft dough forms. Let the dough rest for 10 minutes.

  • Brush the remaining 1 tablespoon butter over the base and partway up the sides of an 8-inch cast-iron skillet. Dust hands with flour and form the dough into a ball. Press the dough into the prepared pan. Use a sharp knife to score a deep "X" in the top of the dough.

  • Bake until lightly browned and hollow-sounding when tapped on the bottom, 30 to 40 minutes. Remove from the pan and let cool on a rack for at least 30 minutes.

Nutrition Facts

159 calories; protein 4.6g 9% DV; carbohydrates 23.7g 8% DV; exchange other carbs 1.5; dietary fiber 3g 12% DV; sugars 2.5g; fat 6.3g 10% DV; saturated fat 3.1g 16% DV; cholesterol 29mg 10% DV; vitamin a iu 191.3IU 4% DV; folate 3.6mcg 1% DV; calcium 103.8mg 10% DV; iron 1.3mg 7% DV; magnesium 3.9mg 1% DV; potassium 48.4mg 1% DV; sodium 370.1mg 15% DV; thiaminmg 2% DV.

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04/01/2018
Really easy-to-make recipe. I used Greek yoghurt instead of buttermilk and it worked just fine. Read More