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Irish Soda Bread

Yields1 Serving

 2 1/4 cups whole wheat flour
 1 3/4 cups of unbleached all purpose flour
 1 teaspoon of baking soda
 1 and 1/2 teaspoons of salt
 2 cups of buttermilk

Grease an 8 inch glass pie plate and set aside. Preheat your oven to 375° F and put the rack in the middle of the oven. (I used a baking sheet lined with parchment paper.)


Mix all of the dry ingredients together in a mixing bowl and add the buttermilk. Stir until everything comes together and then turn the dough out on a floured surface.


Knead the dough for only a minute resisting the urge to do more. The dough should not be overworked. Form the dough into a disk about 6 inches across. Place in your greased pie dish. The dough won't touch the sides.


Cut across the dough about a half in deep all the way across and then bake for about 50 minutes until the slash widens and the bread is a nice golden brown.