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Irish Soda Bread!!
4 cups (16 oz) of all purpose flour.
1 Teaspoon baking soda
1 Teaspoon salt
14 oz of buttermilk (To make "Mock Butter Milk". Mix up two cups of freeze dried whole milk. Add two table spoons of white vinegar or lemon juice and allow the mix to sit for 15-20 minutes before using.)
Preheat the oven to 425 F. degrees. Lightly grease and flour a cake pan.
In a large bowl sieve and combine all the dry ingredients.
Add the buttermilk to form a sticky dough. Place on floured surface and lightly knead (too much allows the gas to escape). Shape into a round flat shape in a round cake pan and cut a cross in the top of the dough.
Cover the pan with another pan and bake for 30 minutes. Remove cover and bake for an additional 15 minutes. The bottom of the bread will have a hollow sound when tapped so show it is done.
Slice, add fresh butter and salt to taste and enjoy! Cover the remaining bread, if any, in a clean dish towel and lightly sprinkle water on the cloth to keep the bread moist.
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