It’s been awhile since I baked, and I’m ready to get back in the kitchen and have some fun. As St. Patrick’s Day approaches, I’m feeling inspired to try my hand at Irish soda bread.
I tried this traditional in Ireland when I visited in 2017 (and met Winnie!). The bread should pair nicely with an Irish feast of slow-cooker corned beef and potatoes – with some authetique Irish butter, bien sûr!
I am probably never getting on an airplane again, COVID-19 vaccine or not (le sigh), and baking bread is hard (le sigh encore). Today’s post shares an more manageable recipe for an easy Irish soda quick bread. As I say frequently, we should take some pleasure in life and make things fun and fancy for daily life at home. Sláinte!
- 2 c. all-purpose flour
- 1/4 c. white sugar
- 1 1/2 t. baking powder
- 1/2 t. baking soda
- 1 t. salt
- 1 c. buttermilk
- 1 large egg
- 1/4 c. unsalted butter (melted), olive oil, or vegetable/canola oil (I use canola oil)
- 1 c. raisins, golden raisins, dried currants, or sultanas
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
- Prepare 9×5-in. standard loaf pan with nonstick cooking spray. Mini Loaf Alternative: Prepare 3 (5 1/2×3)-in. mini loaf pans with nonstick cooking spray.
- In medium mixing bowl, stir together flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. In separate bowl, combine buttermilk and butter or oil and whisk in egg (I used a 2-c. Pyrex glass measuring cup).
- Pour liquid ingredients over dry ingredients. Gently stir in raisins and fold until all flour is incorporated and a wet, shaggy batter forms. Be careful not to overmix.
- Scrape batter into prepared pan. Bake 45-50 minutes (or 25-28 minutes for mini loaves) or until a toothpick or cake tester comes out clean. The loaf should be domed and golden.
- Let loaf cool in pan for 15 minutes before removing. Slice and serve with Irish butter, or cool completely and store in freezer in freezer-safe container up to one month.
What new baking recipe(s) have you tried recently?
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