Memories of St. Patrick’s Day as a child always included a dinner at my Nana’s house. It was the traditional corned beef dinner with boiled potatoes, onions and cabbage. I loved it then and still do now. But my favorite part of the holiday feast is the Irish Soda Bread. I still remember the first time I made this recipe for a family party, forgot to pack it, and then enjoyed it with our own family and noticed how much the kids like it too.
- 3-1/4 cups flour
- ⅓ cup, plus 1 Tbsp. sugar, divided
- 1 tsp. Baking Powder
- 1 tsp. baking soda
- 1 tsp. salt
- ½ cup (1 stick) cold butter
- 1-1/3 cups buttermilk
- ½ cup raisins, optional
- Preheat oven to 350°F.
- Whisk flour, ⅓ cup of the sugar, baking powder, baking soda and salt in large bowl.
- Cut in butter with pastry blender or 2 knives until mixture resembles coarse crumbs.
- Add buttermilk and raising; mix just until moistened.
- Place dough on floured surface; knead until fully combined.
- Shape into a loaf in an oval shape.
- Place on parchment lined baking sheet.
- Cut deep ½-inch "X" in top of dough.
- Sprinkle with remaining 1 Tbsp. sugar.
- Bake 50-60 minutes or until golden brown.
- Cool completely on wire rack.
Have a happy Saint Patrick’s Day! If you are looking for some recipes or craft ideas to celebrate the day, head over to my Pinterest page for more ideas.
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