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!

11 comments:

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!

http://daxryzay.blogspot.com/2010/03/irish-soda-bread.html

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!!!!