Irish Soda Bread
Recipe from Kevin at A Bird In The Kitchen
•3¾ Cups all purpose flour
•¼ Cup cornstarch
•2 Tbps. sugar
•2 teaspoons baking soda
•1 teaspoon salt
•3 Tbsp. butter + 1 Tbsp for brushing
•1½ Cups buttermilk
•Preheat oven to 400°F
•Combine flour, cornstarch, sugar, baking soda and salt.
•Cut 3 Tbsp. butter in until mixture resembles course crumbs. Gently mix in buttermilk to form a dough. Dough will still be loose and raggy.
•Shape dough into a ball, place on a baking sheet and cut an X in the top one-inch deep. Bake in preheated oven for 40 minutes until the top is golden brown. Melt the remaing 1 Tbsp. of butter and brush on top of the bread. Enjoy while it is hot and fresh.
*I can't stress enough how important it is to not over mix when adding the buttermilk. Over mixing with result in a tough bread. Do NOT over mix!