Irish Soda Bread with Muesli
Recipe Type: Baking
Cuisine: Irish
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Serves: 1 loaf
  • 2¼ cups all purpose flour + ¼ cup extra for kneading
  • 2 tbsp butter, cold and cut into small cubes
  • 2 tbsp sugar
  • 1½ tsp baking soda
  • 1½ cups buttermilk
  • 1 cup muesli (with nuts + fruits)
  • 2 tsp orange zest
  1. Preheat the oven at 350 F.
  2. In a large mixing bowl add flour and butter. Using your finger tips rub the butter into the flour till the mixture starts resembling bread crumbs.
  3. Add sugar, baking soda, orange zest and muesli and mix roughly to combine all the ingredient. If the muesli that you are using is too chunky and has corn flakes then add the muesli in a ziplock bag and break it down with the help of a rolling pin. You still want it to be granular/chunky.
  4. Add buttermilk and with a help of a wooden spoon bring the mixture together into a sticky dough.
  5. Dump the dough on top of a well floured surface (about ¼ cup) and knead it just enough to shape it into a round loaf.
  6. Place the loaf on a parchment paper lined baking sheet, slice a deep X shape on top of the loaf and bake it for 30 to 35 minutes or until the bread feels hallow when tapped and develops a nice golden brown color.
  7. Cool completely before cutting into slices.
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