I should have entitled this post, “Baking THE BEST Irish Soda Bread in the World. Maybe the Universe…. for St. Patrick’s Day” but that would have been rather long, and more importantly it would have been too modest.
4 to 4 1/2 cups flour
Make a well in the center of the flour mixture. Pour the beaten egg and buttermilk into the well, and combine with a wooden spoon until the dough is too stiff to stir. Dust your hands with flour, then gently knead the dough- just enough to form a rough ball. If the dough is too sticky to work with, add in a little more flour. Do not over-knead! Your bread could become tough if you over-work it. The dough will be a little sticky, like biscuit dough.