Irish Soda Bread is famous both for its great homely taste and simplicity. It is best served straight out of the oven and makes a great accompaninent to home made soup or Irish stew.
Take three cups of wholemeal flour and one cup of plain flour and mix with one teaspoon of bread soda and one teaspoon of baking powder. Add a pinch of salt, one egg and a pint of buttermilk. Cook for forty minutes in a pre-heated oven at 425 F, 220C or gas mark 7.
For sweeter Irish Soda Bread add in some 25oz or 1 gram of sugar and a half cup of raisins or sultanas but only use plain flour not wholemeal.
Add only whole meal flour for a good Irish Soda Bread for soups and stews.