Making bread and bread products at home is one of the easiest ways to save money on your grocery bill. But many people are intimidated by recipes that contain yeast and require a lot of kneading.
This recipe today though is very simple. It has no yeast and no kneading. It is a form of a quick bread and similar to a biscuit. It is called Irish Soda Bread, but this really is not a traditional Irish Soda Bread. From what I know about soda bread, which is not much, this is more moist and a little sweeter than a traditional soda bread would be. However, this is still really good. We really enjoy it.
This is a quick, easy, and frugal bread to use as a side dish to almost any meal.
Irish Soda Bread
- 3 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 tablespoon baking powder
- 1/3 cup white sugar
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1 egg, lightly beaten
- 2 cups buttermilk
- 1/4 cup butter, melted
- Preheat oven to 325 degrees F Grease a 9×5 inch loaf pan. ( grease the pan well, my bread stuck because I did not grease it well enough)
- Combine flour, baking powder, sugar, salt and baking soda. Blend egg and buttermilk together, and add all at once to the flour mixture. Mix just until moistened. Stir in butter. Pour into prepared pan.
- Bake for 60-65 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the bread comes out clean. Cool on a wire rack. Wrap in foil for several hours, or overnight, for best flavor.
For more frugal recipes and ideas see Frugal Friday and Grocery Cart Challenge.
Adapted from Allrecipes.com.