What do you do when you need bread for dinner and it’s 6:oo, and your husband doesn’t have his cell phone, so you can’t make him pick up a loaf on his way home? Make this soda bread!
I made this last night for dinner, and it was delicious. A nice crunchy exterior with a soft interior. I had to make a few changes to the original recipe since my kitchen is pretty far from being well stocked at the moment. I added some dried thyme to make the bread a bit savory. If you leave out the thyme, this bread would be great plain with a spread of butter and some honey. Raisins would make it a nice breakfast bread.
The orginal recipe is here on allrecipes. Here is my altered recipe.
- 3 cups all-purpose flour
- 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
- 2 tablespoons white sugar
- 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
- 1 – 2 teaspoons dried thyme
- 1 egg, beaten
- 1 cup sour cream
- 1 tablespoon water
- 2 tablespoons butter, melted
- Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease a cast iron skillet. Use some bacon grease if you have it!
- In a medium bowl, mix together the flour, baking soda, sugar, salt and thyme. Make a well in the center and add the egg, buttermilk, and melted margarine. Stir until all of the dry ingredients are absorbed. Turn the dough out onto a floured surface and knead for a few quick turns just to even out the dough. Handle the dough as little as possible. Pat into a flat circle, and place into the prepared pan.
- Bake the bread for 40 to 45 minutes in the preheated oven, or until the edges are golden.