I bake bread as often as possible. I like to control what goes into my bread and let’s face it, nothing smells better than freshly baked bread. Generally speaking, baking a bread is time-consuming. Sometimes I’m not willing to spend my next two to three hours in the kitchen. So, when I’m in a hurry but I still want to eat delicious homemade bread, I choose this recipe. These mini irish soda breads are both adorable and tasty. They have a lovely crunchy crust and a dense and flavourful center.
I like to make my own buttermilk. It’s super simple and fast.
Ingredients for 1 cup of buttermilk:
- 1 cup without 4 tsp whole milk
- 4 tsp of white wine vinegar
Mini irish soda bread
- 3 cups + 2 Tbsp strong white flour
- 1 cup rolled oats
- 3 Tbsp caster sugar
- 1 tsp salt
- 1 + ¼ Tbsp baking soda
- 6 Tbsp cold butter
- 1 egg
- 1 + ½ cups buttermilk
- Preheat oven at 375°F/190°C (gas mark 5).
- Mix dry ingredients (flour, rolled oats, sugar, salt and baking soda) in a mixing bowl. Add the butter and use your fingertips to rub the butter into the flour mixture.
- Add egg and buttermilk and form a ball, kneading as little as possible.
- Divide dough into 12 small balls and place them in a muffin tray. Lightly cut an X on the top of each ball.
- Bake for 30 minutes or until the tester comes out clean.