Irish Soda Bread

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INGREDIENTS

3 1/2 cups all purpose flour

2 tablespoons caraway seeds

1 teaspoon baking soda

3/4 teaspoon salt

2 tablespoons brown sugar

1 1/2 cups (approx.) buttermilk

 

DIRECTIONS

Preheat oven to 425 degrees.

Lightly flour baking sheet.

Combine flour, caraway seeds, baking soda, salt, and brown sugar in a bowl.  Mix enough of the buttermilk to form a ball.

Gather dough into ball. Turn out onto lightly flour surfaced and knead just until dough holds together, about 1 minute.

Shape dough into 6-inch-diameter by 2-inch-high round. Place on prepared baking sheet. Cut 1-inch-deep X across top of bread, extending almost to edges.

Bake until bread is golden brown and sounds hollow when tapped on bottom, about 35 minutes. Transfer bread to rack and cool completely.

I got the recipe here.