One thing we are learning pretty quickly right now is that we need to be self-sufficient, whenever possible—being prepared when dealing with shortages of products in stores, for example, when you can’t find any bread on the shelves.
So being able to make your bread at home, can also help you pass your time while we all wait for this situation to unfold. We are teaching the boys as well, as we believe these are important skills to learn.
Today I am sharing a super simple Irish Soda Bread Recipe. You don’t need a lot of ingredients, and it is likely you already have most at home. If you are a missing a couple, add them to your list and try to get them if you can whenever you are heading to the store next.
Easy Irish Soda Bread Recipe – Few Ingredients
- 1 cup milk
- 2 tablespoons distilled white vinegar
- 2 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 tablespoon white sugar
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1. Preheat oven to 400F - 200C.
2. Mix the milk and vinegar together in a small cup, allowing to stand until curdled, around 10 minutes (see photo above if you want to know what it looks like when it has curdled).
2. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and have it ready. If you don't have parchment paper, grease the baking sheet instead.
3. Use a medium-size bowl and mix the flour, sugar, salt, and baking soda together.
4. Slowly stir the curdled milk into the mixture until the dough comes together.
5. Sprinkle flour into a well-cleaned surface.
6. Turn the dough out and knead it a few times onto the floured surface, shape into a round ball.
7. Place the round-shaped dough on the baking sheet.
8. Cut an x shape into the top of the dough with a sharp nice, this is done to help steam release and so the bread maintains its round shape.
9. Bake in the oven until it is golden brown. Approximately 45 min depending on your oven, check near the end to ensure it is ready.
It is SO good! Hope you enjoy it!