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Serve this Irish soda bread with corned beef and cabbage for a St. Patrick’s Day treat.
Irish Soda Bread Recipe
- 4 cups whole wheat flour
- 1 cup all-purpose white flour
- 1-1/2 tsp. baking soda
- 1/2 tsp. salt
- 1/2 cup oatmeal
- 2 cups non-fat buttermilk
Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Sift flours, baking soda and salt together. Pour into a large bowl. Stir in oatmeal. Make a well in the center. Add buttermilk. Stir together until a soft dough forms.
Turn out onto a lightly-floured surface and knead lightly. Do not overknead. Shape into an 8″ round and score an “X” across the top with the best bread knife. Transfer to a cookie-sheet sprayed with nonstick cooking spray. Bake 45 minutes or until the bread makes a hollow sound when tapped on the bottom.
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