Who doesn’t love the aroma of fresh baked bread? This Irish Soda Bread is so quick and easy, your house will be smelling like a bakery in no time.
I am a bread fanatic, I could eat it all day long. The smell of fresh baked bread is just one of those aromas that you cannot resist, you just want to cut into that fresh hot loaf and smear it with butter. This Irish Soda Bread is one of my go to recipes since it is so easy and tastes so good. Perfect with chili, soup and of course Irish stew!!
There is just something about making bread that I find so rewarding. Perhaps it just stems from childhood memories of my baba in her kitchen making all her wonderful breads and buns. Oh how I loved visiting her after school to see what she baked that day. Of course I always managed to take some of these tasty treats home with me. Next day I would take them to school and show my friends the wonderful creations from her labour of love.
I have a bread machine and I love using it, but sometimes I just want to do everything from scratch. Kneading the dough can be therapeutic and rewarding at the same time. This Irish Soda Bread is a no yeast recipe, so you don’t have to let it rise. Quick and easy enough to have on the dinner table any day of the week.
A long time ago I started collecting a series of cookbooks by Jean Paré, and this Irish Soda Bread was adapted from a recipe in her book Company’s Coming Muffins & More.
Basically you mix the ingredients together, knead for a short time, bake and eat!! It’s just that simple. The aroma of that bread baking will have your taste buds salivating as you wait to cut into that fresh baked loaf.
I love having bread with soups, salads, chili and stews. I could just snack on it all day long. If you have never tried a no rise bread before, give it a try. You will be amazed at the awesome results. It will make you feel like a pro.
This is a perfect item for your St. Patrick’s Day menu. It’s awesome with my Irish Stew with Guinness (Pressure Cooker) recipe too!!
For another quick easy bread try KK’s Cheezy Cornbread.
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Irish Soda Bread
- 4 cups all purpose flour
- 2 tbsp sugar
- 1 tbsp baking powder
- 1 tsp baking soda
- 1 tsp salt
- 1/2 cup cold butter
- 1 cup greek yogurt
- 1 cup water
- 1 tsp coarse salt
Preheat oven to 350º F.
Grease either a loaf pan or round spring form pan.
Combine the yogurt and water and set aside.
In a bowl combine flour, sugar, salt, baking powder and baking soda.
Cut in the cold butter until it becomes crumbly.
Add the yogurt/water mixture and stir to moisten.
Turn onto floured surface and knead 10 times.
Place in prepared pan and sprinkle with coarse salt.
Bake for approx. 50 minutes or until cake tester comes out clean.