Happy (almost) Saint Patrick’s Day! Last year, I discussed the health benefits of St. Patrick’s Day. This year, I’m celebrating by making a traditional Irish dish — soda bread. Irish soda bread is a quick, no-yeast bread that’s absolutely amazing. It taste similar to a British scone, slightly sweet and peppered with juicy raisins.
Want to get in the Irish spirit? Try my Irish Soda Bread recipe.
Irish Soda Bread recipe
Ingredients: (Yield 1 loaf)
- 4 cups all-purpose flour
- 4 tablespoons sugar
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1 1/2 teaspoons kosher salt
- 4 tablespoons or 1/2 stick cold, unsalted butter diced
- 1 large egg
- 1 3/4 cups buttermilk
- 1 teaspoon orange zest
- 1 cup yellow raisins
Step 1: Pre-heat oven to 375 degrees. Line baking sheet with parchment paper.
Step 3: Beat buttermilk, egg, and orange zest together. With the mixer on low, slowly add buttermilk mixture to the flour mixture. Add raisins and mix until incorporated. The dough will be wet and sticky.