Yet another food I grew up eating a lot of!
Makes one delicious loaf
2 cups all-purpose flour
2 cups whole wheat flour
1½ teaspoons baking soda
¾ teaspoon salt
2 cups buttermilk
Preheat oven to 450° degrees
Combine the flours, baking soda, and salt in a large bowl. Mix thoroughly. Make a well in the center of mixture. Add buttermilk to flour mixture; mix with your hands until blended (dough will be sticky). Turn dough out onto a generously floured surface. Knead lightly 4 to 5 times. Shape dough into an 8-inch round loaf; place on a baking sheet coated with cooking spray.
Traditionally Irish soda bread has a cross on the top for either religious purposes or to make quartering the bread easier, depending on which story you’re told as a tot. To do this just score a 1/4″ cross on top of loaf before baking.
Bake at 450° for 15 minutes. Reduce oven temperature to 400 and continue to bake for another 15 minutes or until loaf sounds hollow when tapped. Cool on a wire rack.
Easy Peasy! Don’t believe me? Watch how fast I whip up a batch!