Irish Soda Bread
- 4 cups all-purpose flour
- 1/4 cup granulated sugar
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1 tablespoon baking powder
- 1/2 teaspoon fine salt
- 6 ounces unsalted butter (1 1/2 sticks), softened
- 1 1/4 cups buttermilk
- 1 large egg
1Preheat the oven to 375°F. Line a baking sheet with parchment.
2In the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the whisk attachment, mix together the flour, sugar, baking soda, baking powder, and salt. Switch to the paddle attachment and add 4 ounces (1 stick) of the softened butter. Mix on medium-low speed until the butter is combined. Add 1 cup of buttermilk and the egg.
3Replace the paddle attachment with the dough hook and, still on medium-low, knead the dough until well combined.
4Turn the dough out onto your work surface and knead a few more times by hand.Form the dough into a round and place on the prepared baking sheet.
5Make the glaze: Melt the remaining 2 ounces (1/2 stick) of butter. In a small bowl, combine it with the remaining 1/4 cup of buttermilk and whisk. Brush the loaf with this mixture, then use a sharp knife to cut an “X” into the top of the loaf.
6Bake until a toothpick inserted into the center of the loaf comes out clean, 45 to 50 minutes (check for doneness after 30 minutes). Transfer to a cooling rack before slicing.
© CBS Interactive. All Rights Reserved