After making cultured butter you will be left with a quantity of buttermilk — the perfect amount for making a family-sized loaf of authentic and traditional Irish soda bread.
In Raw Milk Cheesemaking Part 2, we made traditional raw cultured butter. The leftover buttermilk from that process was then used to make this Irish soda bread.
My recipe is adapted from the first historical reference to Irish soda bread, uses ancient grain einkorn wheat, and the flour is first soaked in buttermilk overnight. This is a simple, wildly flavourful, and unique recipe for homemade bread right out of history.
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