Irish Soda Bread
There are many variations of this bread, but this is my favorite. It's simple and honest loaf.
Ketchup With That
whole wheat flour
buttermilk or sour milk
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
Mix all ingredients except buttermilk in a medium bowl.
Aerate the flour by putting your hands in the flour and lifting them a few times.
Add buttermilk or sour milk and stir until a rough dough forms.
If dough is too wet, you can add a few tablespoons of oatmeal to make it less sticky.
Knead a few times and form into a ball.
Place dough on baking sheet and flatten to form a round loaf.
Cut a cross in the top of the loaf and place in oven.
Bake for 35-45 minutes until bread is browned and sounds hollow when tapped on the bottom. It should come off the tray easily if it is done.
Wrap loaf in a clean dish towel and set on cooling rack to cool completely.