This Irish soda bread is a great bread recipe for a yeast free bread dough. The soda bread has a light, sweet, and salty flavor that's perfect for adding to any meal or on its own. We like to make grilled sandwiches with it!
- 3 1/2 cups of flour
- 2 1/2 cups sour cream
- 1/2 cup sugar
- 1/4 cup soft butter
- 1 egg
- 1 tablespoon Baking powder
- 1 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
- 1 1/2 teaspoon salt
- Preheat oven to 325 degrees F.
- In a large mixing bowl, combine flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. Mix thoroughly.
- In a separate bowl, mix together sour cream, egg, and butter. Mix completely until smooth.
- Begin stirring flour mixture into sour cream mixture until completely combined.
- Press the soft dough into greased loaf pan(s). I used 2 medium or smaller pans. If using 1 loaf pan, use a standard sized 9" pan.
- Bake for 45 minutes to an hour or even a bit longer depending on the pan size. I have a little variance in times each time I make this, so just keep your eyes on it from 45 minutes! Be sure to test the loaves by inserting a butter knife into the center of the loaf. When it comes out clean, its done.
- Allow the loaves to cool for at least 15 minutes before removing them from the pans.
- If you wrap the loaves and refrigerate them overnight, the flavor will strengthen. It is not a must though, either way, it tastes great!