I just made, in honor of the Irish and that I’d never made it before, Irish Soda Bread. What a great breakfast treat. It’s so quick and easy and would make a wonderful addition to a nice weekend family breakfast. Love it!! It’s so quick and easy it may become a staple in my repertoire!!
Irish Soda Bread
1 cup buttermilk or 1 cup milk and 2 T white vinegar
2 cups all purpose flour
1 T white sugar
1/2 t baking soda
1/2 t salt
1/2 cup raisins
Heat oven to 375 degrees. I used a cast iron skillet that I heated in the oven for 10 minutes.
If you do not have buttermilk, no worries, measure one cup milk and add 2 T white vinegar stir, and let sit for 10 minutes. Measure all other ingredients into a bowl and stir together. When milk is ready pour over dry mixture and mix with a fork just until well combined. The dough will seem light and sort of fluffy. Do not over mix. Flour a breadboard and toss some flour over the top of your dough. Knead the dough about 6 or 7 times, until it comes together nicely with the flour on the board. Flour your iron skillet. Flour the top of the disc. Form the dough into a disk, with a sharp knife, cut a cross into the top of the dough. Bake for about 30 to 40 minutes. You can test this bread with a skewer to make sure it’s baked thoroughly. Allow to cool for 10 minutes or so, if you can stand it!
I cut into mine way too soon and this made it a bit gummy…so hold off, it’ll be worth it.
Serve with a little butter and jam and all the fixin’s of a weekend breakfast!!
Or got the truly Irish Route and serve it with a Guiness Stew or Corned Beef and Cabbage.
What a great way to kick off the week!!!