Traditional Irish bread without sourdough starter or yeast as a raising agent. The ingredients are very simple and recipe is easy. We mix everything together, form a bread and bake. Perfect solution when we forgot to buy a bread. This bread is crunchy outside and thick, moist and heavy inside and stays fresh long. Enjoy!
- 2 ½ cups all purpose flour
- 2 2/3 cups wholemeal flour
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 2 ¾ cups buttermilk
Preheat oven to 350°F and line a baking tray with parchment paper.
In a large bowl mix together both flours, salt and soda. Gradually add buttermilk still mixing with a spoon. You can continue to knead it by hand or now start to make it with a mixer with hook attachment. Mix until the dough is smooth and homogenous (few minutes). If the dough is ready shape it into round bread. Place the bread onto prepared tray. Dust the bread with flour and cut the cross on the top. Bake for 50 minutes. Cool on a wire rack.
The recipe comes from the book AWW 'Retro'.