Irish Soda Bread

Mar 16, 2021 | Appetizers, Food

Happy Wednesday everyone!  Happy St. Patrick’s Day!  What better way to celebrate than to make a loaf of Irish Soda Bread!  I was excited to find this recipe on the blog Homemade In The Kitchen as I have never made Irish Soda Bread before and had been wanting to try it.  But you know me…I made a few tweaks to her recipe and will share both for you to try.  This loaf is the perfect size for two people and will go perfectly with a fun Irish lunch I have planned.  Serve warm with a pat of butter!  Yummmmm!
 
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Recipe from Homemade In The Kitchen (See my recipe and changes in the recipe card.  Directions are the same)
 
Ingredients:
1 cup all purpose flour
1/4 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon table salt
1/2 cup buttermilk, room temperature
1/4 cup raisins, plumped (optional)
 
 
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2 little noses trying to steal my Irish Soda Bread! Wonder who???

Irish Soda Bread | www.twoadorablelabs.com
Irish Soda Bread | www.twoadorablelabs.com
Irish Soda Bread | www.twoadorablelabs.com

Irish Soda Bread

A small traditional loaf made with buttermilk and plump cranberries. A perfect bread to celebrate St. Patrick's Day!
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Servings: 4

Ingredients

  • 1 1/4 cup all purpose flour 1 1/4 cups for recipe
  • 1/4 tsp baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 1/2 cup dried cranberries
  • 1/2 cup flour to roll and knead the dough before going in oven

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
  • In a large bowl by hand with a spoon, stir together the flour, baking soda, and salt.
  • Stir in the buttermilk and cranberries (or raisins) until a dough forms.
  • Turn the dough out onto a lightly floured surface and knead for 1 - 2 minutes. It should be soft and malleable but not overworked.
  • Pat into a 4-inch dough ball and place on the pan. Cut an X into the top with a serrated knife.
  • Bake 35-40 minutes or until golden brown. Cool completely before slicing.

Notes

I added 1 1/4 cup of flour to the recipe and used the other 1/2 cup of flour to roll out my dough and knead it into a ball.  The dough ball was thoroughly covered when placed on my baking pan therefore I did not need to spray it.
I used dried cranberries instead of raisins.
To plump the raisins (if you prefer):
Place raisins in a bowl.  Pour hot water over top until raisins are completely submerged.  Let sit 5 minutes or until plumped.  Drain and pat dry before using.  

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2 Comments

  1. Carla Evans

    I am gonna have to try this recipe! Happy St. Patrick’s Day????

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    • Bobbi

      Yes, try it. It was so easy to make and fast. Normally this type of bread is on the dry side but mine was not. Happy St. Patrick’s Day!!!!

      Reply

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