Well, today is the start of Irish Week at The Hobbee Hive! So what better way to kick it off than with some delicious Irish soda bread! This bread is beyond easy to make and tastes great with some butter or jelly. Toast a couple slices the day after you make it and you’ve got a delicious breakfast. Also makes great bread for french toast.
IRISH SODA BREAD
2 cups all-purpose flour
2 TB brown sugar
1 tsp baking powder
1 tsp baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
3 tablespoons butter
3/4 cup buttermilk
1/3 cup raisins
1. 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.
*If you accidently use both eggs, like I did, don’t worry. It will turn out fine…you’ll just have very moist dough…but it will taste amazing.
2. Knead on a floured surface for 1 minute. Shape into a round loaf; place on a greased baking sheet. Cut a 1/4″ deep cross in top of loaf. Beat the remaining egg and brush over loaf.
*If you used both eggs in the recipe, don’t worry about brushing another egg on top. It will shine beautifully.
3. Bake at 375 degrees for 30-35 minutes, or until golden brown.
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