Onion & Garlic Soda Bread
This is one of my favorite recipes for soda bread. It's versatile—you can do endless sweet or savory variations. I serve it sliced alongside assorted spreads and cheeses. —Theresa Vujosevic, Hamburg, New Jersey For a savory Irish bread: Omit Sugar and Raisin and replace with 1 medium onion, 5 gloves of garlic (chopped and sauteed until translucent). Let mixture cool and add into dough mixture prior to adding wet ingredients. Another Savory Choice: Again omit sugar and rais
Total TimePrep: 20 min. Bake: 35 min. + cooling
Makes1 loaf (12 slices)
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 1 medium onion, chopped
- 5 garlic cloves, minced
- 4 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/4 cup cold butter, cubed
- 1 large egg, room temperature
- 1-1/2 cups buttermilk
- Preheat oven to 425°. In a small skillet, heat oil over medium-high heat. Add onion; cook and stir until light golden brown, 3-5 minutes. Add garlic; cook and stir 30 seconds longer. Cool.
- In a large bowl, whisk flour, salt and baking soda. Cut in butter until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Stir in cooled onion mixture; make a well in center. In a small bowl, whisk egg and buttermilk; pour into well. Using a wooden spoon, mix dough until too stiff to stir. Turn onto a lightly floured surface; knead gently 10 times. Shape into a round loaf.
- Transfer to a large greased cast-iron skillet or baking sheet. Using a sharp knife, cut a shallow "X" on the top of loaf. Bake until golden brown, 35-40 minutes.
- Remove from pan to a wire rack; serve warm.
Nutrition Facts1 slice: 219 calories, 6g fat (3g saturated fat), 27mg cholesterol, 398mg sodium, 35g carbohydrate (2g sugars, 1g fiber), 6g protein.
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