Wednesday, March 16, 2016

Winter to Spring/Irish Soda Bread Recipe


It's that time of year again. Spring is always a trick time of year. One day, rainy, windy, all you need is to curl up next to a fire to keep yourself warm and the next, sun is up, birds are singing. Actually, we all are longing for warmer weathers lately. After St. Patrick's Day, spring is not far behind. It has been chilly for the last a couple of days here. It has put me into the mood to bake. Irish soda bread was on the top of my baking list as promised my son and it came out delicious! 


Irish Soda Bread
2 cups all-purpose flour
1/3 cup sugar
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
A half stick(4 tbsp) butter
(cut into cubes, room temperature)
1 large egg
3/4 cup buttermilk
A handful of raisins

Combine flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda and salt in a large bowl. In a small bowl, whisk egg and buttermilk. Grab a pastry brush and dip it into the egg before adding to buttermilk. Set the covered brush aside. Stir into mixture(dry ingredients) and fold in raisins.




Knead on a floured surface for a minute. Shape into a round loaf and place on a greased baking sheet/ or place in a loaf pan. I doubled the quantity of dough and made two loaves this week. Cut a 1/4-in. deep cross in top of loaf. Brush over loaf with egg.

Bake at 375° for 35 minutes
Yield: 6-8 servings.

It does not have caraway seeds in it. Aria doesn't like it. I only put raisins in the mix. He is a raisin monster and loves this bread, especially sliced with butter on top :-)


Wishing you guys a happy spring!

34 comments:

  1. I haven't had Irish Soda bread since I was in 3rd grade. This sounds super good.

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  2. This sounds so yummy. I haven't had Irish soda bread in years. Now that I think about it, I don't think I've had it since my Irish grandmother passed away when I was 9.

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  3. I have been thinking about trying to make my own bread, but a little scared that it won't turn out right. This one looks lovely

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  4. I have never tried Irish soda bread before but it looks so good. Who wants to make me some?

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    1. :) Ana, trust me, it is worth to try!

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  5. this sounds like a unique recipe! i love trying new things

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  6. I can't even remember the last time I had Irish soda bread but this looks like it is amazing! Now I want some for a snack!

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  7. I probably need to make this since I have an Irish last name! Thanks for the recipe :)

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  8. I have never had this sounds good think me and my mom will try ASAP :)

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    1. Hope it turns out well, Laci! Happy baking!

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  9. I've never heard of Irish Soda bread until now. It looks like something I could try and not regret after. I'll go look for it in the irish pub I go to every Tuesday.

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    1. Kathy, i hope you like the taste. Enjoy!

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  10. I never tried making bread on my own, I never had that confidence. It would be nice to try though, maybe one of these days when I feel good about baking. This bread looks really good! Nice and soft and it's perfect with coffee or tea!

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    1. I hope you give it a try, Elizabeth. Happy baking!

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  11. Oh I wouldn't mind tasting that with some tea, at all.

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  12. Thanks for sharing this delicious recipe! I love Iris bread!

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  13. I just pinned this! I am making it tomorrow. I can't wait!

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    1. Good luck, I hope you enjoy it :)

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  14. That looks really good and I would substitute with raisins too!

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  15. I have never had Irish Soda Bread. It looks great and tastes yummy.

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  16. I've never had irish soda bread but it looks so yummy! I'm going to have to try it soon!

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    1. Hope you get a chance to try this recipe and you enjoy the taste, Shaylee!

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  17. Okay am I the only one who has never heard about soda bread? LOL....thanks for the lesson

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  18. I have never tried to make soda bread before. This looks like a delicious recipe that is easy to make. I will have to try it this weekend.

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  19. I've always wanted to try making that. Your version looks so delectable!

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  20. I have not tasted this Irish Soda Bread..oh, maybe I already tried and I just don't know the name....:) It looks delicious

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  21. I make soda bread every week. I love trying other recipes to change things up. I cannot wait to make yours ! YUM

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  22. Would love to try to make soda bread. I might go for it

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  23. Never heard of irish soda bread. This is different!

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  24. Hello, this bread looks delicious. I have never tried making homemade bread. I should try it soon. Have a happy weekend. BTW, thanks for visiting my post.

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  25. You are such a cook cook/baker, Yonca! I know that I'd love the bread, just like Aria!

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  26. This looks and sounds absolutely delish!

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