Monday, March 18, 2013

St Paddy's Day: Irish Soda Bread

This year, I stepped it up for St Paddy's Day with Irish soda bread and cheddar ale potato soup! Here's the recipe for the delicious bread (the soup recipe will be posted later on today). This recipe is pretty standard, but doesn't include raisins because of my fiery hatred for them (ha!). This recipe is based off of a Country Momma Cooks recipe and will make one loaf of bread.

Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 60 minutes

Three (3) cups of all-purpose flour
Two (2) cups of buttermilk
One (1) egg
1/4 cup of butter, melted
1/3 cup of granulated sugar
One (1) tablespoon of baking powder
One (1) teaspoon of baking soda
One (1) teaspoon of salt

Preheat your oven to 325F degrees.
Line a loaf pan with buttered parchment paper and set aside.
In a large mixing bowl, mix together your dry ingredients (flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, and salt).

In a separate bowl, combine the buttermilk and egg.
Slowly mix the buttermilk mixture into the dry ingredients.
Mix the butter in last and pour immediately into the loaf pan.
Bake for 60 minutes or until cooked completely through.
Let cool, slice and enjoy topped with butter, jam, or a side of Irish beer!