Monday, March 21, 2011

Irish Soda Bread




It is St. Patty's Day. Time corned beef and cabbage, Guiness, and the annual watching of A Quiet Man. I admit, every time I had soda bread before it was dry and tasted reminiscent of soap. However this recipe is delicious, easy, and a wonderful breakfast treat. It is as if raisin bread and a biscuit had a love affair.

Ingredients
4 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
2 Tbsp turbinado sugar
1 teaspoon sea salt
1 teaspoon baking soda
4 Tbsp butter of cold, chunked butter
1 cup raisins or dates (I love the dates)
1 large egg, lightly beaten
1 3/4 cups buttermilk

Method

1. Crank your oven to to 425°.
2. In your mixer or food prep add all the ingredients, whiz away until you have a doughy ball. Add more flour (a tablespoon at a time) if it seems too wet to handle.
3. On a large skillet, sprayed with non-stick place the large bowl of dough.
4. Take a knife and score in a cross.
5. Bake for 40 minutes, check about 20 minutes through to make sure the top is not too dark. If it does seem like it singing, cover with tin foil.

Enjoy with some delicious Kerigold Irish butter.

Happy St. Patrick's Day everyone.

Lots of love, many blessings, and happy baking...

1 comment:

Dave said...

It is terrific!