Soda bread is one of Northern Ireland’s unique griddle breads, made fresh every morning to be eaten straightaway, or cooked until golden in an Ulster Fry. Unfortunately these breads do not travel well, which is why you must visit Northern Ireland or make your own to experience the real thing. They are delicious with butter and homemade jam, or with savoury food such as smoked salmon, fresh fried eel, or thick dry-cured bacon.
400g soda bread floor
400ml of buttermilk
1 teaspoon of salt
Mix the salt and flour in a bowl.
Mix in the buttermilk and turn onto a floured surface.
Form into a ball, flatten and divide into quarters.
Don’t overwork the dough as it will knock out the air and it will give you a tough product.
Cook on a griddle pan, or heavy based frying pan, over medium heat, for about 6-8 minutes,
Cool on a wire rack.
Source: Discover Northern Ireland