Soda bread Irish

Ingredients

500g whole wheat flour
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp salt
3/4 pints of buttermilk (426 mls) (1.5 cups)

Directions

Mix the flour, baking soda and salt together in a large bowl
Add enough buttermilk to make the dough soft
Lightly knead the dough
Shape the dough into a large round
Place the dough on a floured baking sheet
Cut a deep cross into the top of the mound
Bake at 400 degrees F for 40 minutes, or until the bottom of the loaf sounds hollow when it is tapped

How to make buttermilk:

Cut a lemon in half and squeeze out 1 tbsp. of juice into a measuring cup. As an alternative, use distilled white vinegar. Mix in milk with a 2 percent fat content or greater until you get 1 cup. Then stir. Let the mixture stand for a quarter of an hour. It will be ready when it appears to start curdling.

or

Buttermilk can be replaced with soured soy or rice milk. For each Cup of buttermilk, use 1 cup soymilk plus 1 tablespoon of vinegar.

Notes: fantastic with stews!!

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