Hello friends, I hope you are all enjoying the week. I love celebrating St. Patrick's Day and I love Irish Soda Bread! I have this easy and delicious recipe to share with you just in time for St. Patrick's Day. I have been making this awesome recipe for the past three years and it's a real hit in my house!
I was given this recipe from our good friend Mike, who's mom was from Ireland. Mike made it and then he passed the recipe on to me to use and to also share with you all.
This is the bread dough in the pan ready to be baked in the oven.
Here is the golden Irish Soda Bread cooling off.
IRISH SODA BREAD
IRISH SODA BREAD RECIPE
3 cups regular flour
1 1/3 cups buttermilk
1/2 stick margarine
1 cup raisins
1/4 box caraway seeds
3 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup sugar
(Dash of nutmeg or cinnamon - if desired)
All ingredients at room temperature
Use shallow greased 9" baking tin. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Bring raisins to boiling point only. Drain and cool. Sift together all dry ingredients. Rub in margarine. Beat egg and buttermilk together. Add to mixture using a wooden spoon. Fold in raisins. Mixture will be on the dry side- light dough. Roll into baking tin. Smooth top with spoon. Bake 15-20 minutes at 400 degrees. Reduce temperature to 350 degrees for 35-40 minutes. Cool on rack thoroughly. Glaze with melted sugar (2 tablespoons) in 1/2 oz. boiling water. Top of cake only, sprinkle top with cinnamon sugar. Slice and serve with butter.
** NOTE: I did not use the caraway seeds or the sugar glaze on top of bread that the recipe calls for, and it still tasted amazing.
I hope you will be inspired to bake this awesome Irish Soda Bread and have a wonderful St. Patrick's Day!