Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Irish Soda Bread

I'm getting a jump start on St. Patrick's Day with this recipe from an old friend.

Fran's Irish Soda Bread

5 C. unbleached all-purpose flour
1 C. granulated sugar
1 tsp. baking powder
1 tsp. baking soda
1½ tsp. salt
½ C. unsalted butter, melted
1 egg, slightly beaten
2½ C. buttermilk
2 C. currants

1. Pre-heat oven to 350° F.
2. Combine dry ingredients set aside
3. With electric mixer, mix wet ingredients one at a time
4. Add dry ingredients and mix until thoroughly combined
5. Add currants
6. Bake for 45-60 minutes until toothpick comes out clean.
7. When cool wrap in plastic wrap overnight so it remains moist. Yields 2 loaves.

This isn't your typical Irish Soda Bread, it's more like a tea cake, and those currants will explode in your mouth with little bursts of sweetness. By all means, make yourself a cup of green tea to go with it! (Get it? Green tea?)

Erin Go Bragh!


Angela2932 said...

Yummm! This looks so good! I'm definitely going to have to come back here and give this recipe a try when I get a chance!

Joanne said...

Looks delicious!

Meaghan said...

Mmm...looks delicious!

Reds said...

That looks so good!! Can I have a slice, please?!! :)

pat said...

Maria, my fat cells jump for joy whenever I open your blog--between you and Celine I can gain weight just reading and looking at photos! :-D This looks delicious!!!

Barb said...

My mouth is watering. Tea with it sounds perfect.

annabelle g said...

looks yummmmmy :)

Suzy said...

lol, "Greee" tea eh? This bread looks sooo yummy! Thanks for sharing the recipe. You knew I'd ask right :)..

Suzy said...

Hope you don't mind me re-posting on my bloggy. Cant wait to make this!


Samantha said...

That looks YUMMY!

francine said...

This IS a great recipe...been making it for close to 30 years now...Yikes I'm getting old! I'm so glad you're continuing the tradition. Enjoy!!!!