Irish Soda Bread

Last year just before St. Patrick's Day I found this recipe on another blog. It fit all my criteria for trying it out (easy, not too many ingredients, nothing weird or hard to find here in the sticks, taste described as "giant biscuit) so we had it with our St. Patrick's Day dinner last year. Then it languished, forsaken and unremembered until this St. Patrick's Day. It's still yummy though! And easy! And there aren't too many ingredients! You get the idea!
The Ingredients:
4 cups all-purpose flour
1 tsp salt
1 tsp baking soda
2 cups buttermilk
1/2 cup butter, softened
2 Tbsp white sugar

Sift together all dry ingredients.

Make a well in the center.

Add butter and buttermilk.

Mix together quickly. Knead for about a minute. Use the spoons you were born with!

Shape into a round cake. Put on a floured sheetpan and carve a cross in the top.

Bake at 425 degrees for 40 minutes.

Cut into wedges and enjoy. It doesn't "need" butter but butter never hurts! We actually had ours with gravy and it was fantabulous!

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