Wednesday, March 27, 2013

{Amish Friendship Bread} Irish Soda Bread for Easter

Irish Soda Bread is so easy to make. This is one of my favorite savory Amish Friendship Bread recipes. Create this Easter recipe for your family and friends. Before you run away thinking you don't want to make an Amish Friendship Bread starter (recipe is below in the link) you can make this without the starter. I've tried it both ways and they both work. It is a tad sweeter with the starter which we love. It is a savory bread though, overall!

amish friendship bread recipes

Ingredients

1 cup Amish Friendship Bread Starter (click to get starter recipe)
4 cups of flour
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 cup buttermilk
1/2 cup of butter, room temperature

***IF you do not want to use the Starter, then increase the buttermilk to 1 1/2 cups. That easy ******

Directions

1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees F.
2. Whisk together all dry ingredients.
3. Add in wet ingredients and mix quickly.
4. Turn out onto a floured surface, cover with 1/4 cup of flour and kneed for 30 seconds.
5. Shape into a round or oval loaf.
6. Flour a round or oval pan and add bread.
7. Use a sharp knife and score or carve a large X on top of the bread.
8. Bake 50-60 min until the top is dark golden brown.

Kitchen Notes
If you have any left the next day, it makes great toast. Most likely you won't have leftovers so just plan on making two loaves the first time. This dough resembles biscuit dough and I have used it to make drop biscuits. To make the biscuits, drop a heaping tablespoon onto a baking sheet. Bake at same temp until golden on top.

More Amish Friendship Bread Recipes

 Ice Cream Sandwiches
Bacon & Butterscotch Breakfast Muffins/Bread
Coconut Amish Friendship Bread
Girl Scout Thin Mint Cookie Amish Friendship Bread
Oreo and Cream Amish Friendship Bread/Muffins 


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