I was going to skip this week, because I was busy and because why waste carbs on something like this: flour+baking soda+salt+buttermilk...? So glad I worked up the energy to stir the four ingredients with a fork. That's just about all the effort this handsome loaf took and it was surprisingly tasty too! (Of course, it did sit on a cutting board next to some Dubliner cheese, butter and Maldon salt, a trio that can make almost anything irresistible.) Good, simple bread though.
Recipe for Irish Soda Bread, p.214, from Baking with Julia, by Dorie Greenspan