When someone asks me about the typical food in Ireland, one of the firsts I think is for sure Soda Bread: soft, white, characteristic, I can’t find it anywhere else, so I feast on it when I can 🙂
I did more: I asked to Stevie’s grandmother the recipe so I can try to cook it by myself in Italy, and when she told me how to do I was surprised of how much it seems easy to make. Enjoy 😉
– self-raising flour
– buttermilk (*)
- Pour two cups of self-raising flour in a container and add the buttermilk until it becomes a mixture you can knead.
- Knead until you have a big loaf, then cut it in little loafs (Granny Geraldine told me that with these doses she obtains four).
- Heat up a griddle, throw some flour on it (so it doesn’t stick) and then put the loafs to cook.
- The little loafs will raise; once they seem to be well-raised, turn them so they cook on the other side.
- Wait until they have bread consistence and take them off the griddle. Let them cool down.
How to eat Soda Bread? I saw it prepared in two manners (other than in the Ulster Fry): toasted (in a pan or a toaster) and then buttered, or “raw” with butter and ham.
If you decide to try the recipe, don’t forget to let me know if you liked it 😉
(*) buttermilk is not available in Italy, but you can use “latticello”; you can easily find on Google how to make it.