Happy St. Patrick’s Day! Hope you’re celebrating the luck of the Irish with a green bagel or green beer or maybe some Irish Soda Bread. Last night, like most nights, I turn to Chris around 9pm & say “should I make [insert name of the blog post you’re reading now]?” To which Chris responds, “now?” Which he already knows the answer to that question is yes. So last night, my mom’s Irish Soda Bread was up-to-bat. Turns out I should’ve read through the entire recipe first because it has to bake for an hour & 20 minutes (80 minutes!!!!) & then it has to cool. So the photo you see above is what we ate for breakfast about 20 minutes ago.
How are you going to celebrate St.
- 4 cups all-purpose flour
- 3 tablespoons sugar
- 1 tablespoon double acting baking powder
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 3/4 teaspoon baking soda
- 6 tablespoons butter (or margarine)
- 1 1/2 cups raisins
- 2 eggs
- 1 1/2 cups buttermilk (or you can use 3/4 cup of sour cream or Greek yogurt + 3/4 cup milk)
- Preheat oven to 350
- Grease a 2-quart round oven-safe casserole dish well with butter.
- In a large bowl, with a fork, mix flour & next 4 ingredients.
- With a pastry blender or 2 knives or your fingers, cut in butter until margarine resembles course crumbs.
- Stir in raisins.
- In small bowl with fork beat eggs slightly.
- Remove 1 tablespoon off egg + a splash (about a tablespoon) of water in a small bowl & reserve it on the side.
- Stir buttermilk into the remaining eggs.
- Stir the wet mixture into the flour mixture just until flour is moistened. The dough will be super sticky.
- Turn the dough onto a well-floured surface; with floured hands, knead about 10 strokes to mix thoroughly.
- Shape dough into a ball; place int casserole.
- In center of ball, with a sharp knife, cut a 4-inch cross around 1/4 inch deep.
- Brush dough with reserved egg wash.
- Bake about 1 hour & 20 minutes or until the toothpick inserted in center comes out clean.
- Cool in casserole on wire rack for 10 minutes; remove from casserole & cool completely on rack.
- Serve with butter.