This super quick recipe is neither Irish nor a bread, but something closer to your mama’s banana nut loaf. We love the idea of taking one base recipe and playing on it with our cupboard scraps and leftovers- make it your own! Picture here is our honey-wheat thyme version and one with grated cheddar and dill. Curious to know the origins on this bread? The answer may surprise you.
Irish Soda Bread
2cupsAll purpose flour
1cupWhole wheat flour
Preheat the oven to 425F. Place the flours, baking soda and salt in a medium sized bowl. Pour the buttermilk over the flours, mixing just until the flour is moistened.
Knead the dough for about a minute, then shape into a ball and place on a cookie sheet lined with parchment paper or a touch of flour. Sprinkle the top with anything from caraway seeds to pepitas. Score the bread with two slashes (in a cross pattern) and bake for 30-35 minutes.