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Skillet Irish Soda Bread | URBAN BAKES

Skillet Irish Soda Bread


  • Author: URBAN BAKES
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 45 minutes
  • Total Time: 1 hour
  • Yield: 8 inch loaf 1x

Description

A simple and classic, authentic Irish soda bread, ready in one hour with no kneading involved!  


Ingredients

Scale
  • 3 cups (360 grams) all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup (116 grams) cake flour
  • 2 tablespoons (25 grams) granulated sugar
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons (8 grams) baking soda
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons (5 grams) cream of tartar
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons (9 grams) salt
  • 2 tablespoons (28 grams) unsalted butter, softened
  • 1 3/4 cups (438 grams) buttermilk

 


Instructions

  1. Heat oven to 400°F (205°C).  In a large bowl, whisk both flours, sugar, baking soda, cream of tartar and salt.  Using a pastry blender or a long tined fork, cut in butter until fully incorporated into the flour mixture. 
  2. Add 1 1/2 cups (375 grams) buttermilk into the flour mixture and using the pastry blender or fork, mix the buttermilk into the flour until a dough with large lumps begins to form and there is no dry flour remaining at the bottom of the bowl.  Add 1/4 cup (63 grams) buttermilk to the dough, 1 tablespoon at a time, until all of the flour is moistened.
  3. Turn dough onto a lightly floured counter and pat dough into a 6-inch round. Note: the dough may have large lumps and look shaggy. 
  4. Place dough into a 10-inch cast-iron skillet.  Score deep cross on top of the dough about 5 inches (13 cm) in length and 3/4-inch (2 cm) deep.  
  5. Bake for 40 to 45 minutes.  Remove from the oven, slice, slather with salted butter and serve.  ENJOY!


  • Cuisine: Irish

Keywords: soda bread, Irish bread, skillet bread

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