We’re not the slightest bit Irish, but every year when St. Patty’s Day rolls around I find myself craving a slice of warm Irish Soda Bread. This morning I decided to take my mind off of things and get into my comfort zone: the kitchen. This is my first attempt at Irish Soda Bread and it is literally the easiest bread to make, ever. You knead the dough for less than a minute (and I’m sure you could totally get away without kneading it at all!) no rising required, and! it bakes in a half hour. Crusty, warm, and filled with sweet raisins. It’s so, so tasty.
Here’s the recipe I followed via Taste of Home:
- 2 cups all-purpose flour
- 2 tablespoons brown sugar
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 3 tablespoons butter
- 2 eggs
- 3/4 cup buttermilk
- 1/3 cup raisins
In a large bowl, combine flour, brown sugar, baking powder, baking soda and salt. Cut in butter until crumbly. In a small bowl, whisk 1 egg and buttermilk. Stir into flour mixture just until moistened. Fold in raisins.
Knead on a floured surface for 1 minute. Shape into a round loaf; place on a greased baking sheet. Cut a 1/4-in.-deep cross in top of loaf. Beat remaining egg; brush over loaf.
Bake at 375° for 30-35 minutes or until golden brown.
Wishing I could send you and Joshua a slice, Erinn! 😉
Happy St. Patrick’s Day!