Irish Soda Bread in your Cast Iron Skillet

Wednesday, March 17, 2010 @ 07:03 AM

4 cups flour,1 1\2 teaspoon salt,1 teaspoon baking SODA,2 cups buttermilk(milk with tablespoon or 2 lemon juice…let it sit & curdle a minute before you add it to flour mixture) Preheat oven to 375. grease a cookie sheet or an 8″ cast iron skillet, or 8″ cake pan.(Cast iron works best!) In large bowl toss together dry ingredients. Add buttermilk…stir briskly with fork til dough forms together in a rough mass. Knead on a liberally floured surface for about 30 secs. then pat into a 8″ round about 1 1\2 thick.Slash a large 1\4″ deep cross across the top. Place in cast iron skillet & bake 45-50 mins.until nicely browned and the cross has spread open. Transfer to a rack to cool, then wrap in a slightly damp tea towel and let it rest for 8 hours.

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