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Amazingly Easy Irish Soda Bread

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In this video, you’ll see how to make basic old-fashioned soda bread that bakes up with a beautiful crust and terrific flavor. Buttermilk is the key ingredient; it gives the bread a special richness. Watch the video, then get MP Welty’s 5-star recipe for Amazingly Easy Irish Soda Bread. Serve with butter and jam. See St. Patrick's Day videos >>

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Karen_M

Karen_M

Thanks. The music behind the video was distracting.

Stef87

Stef87

Yes the 'X' or cross was made to keep the evil spirits away, as well as help the bread rise correctly. It's an old Irish tradition. I've never put sugar or butter in my soda bread mix.

Matt

Matt

Isn't the "X" you cut into the top of the dough called a Cross? I'm guessing Irish folks would be pretty amused by calling it an "X."

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