Friday, March 17, 2017
I am going to share my recipe with you, as I have it baking in the oven...
Irish Soda Bread
4 cups flour
1 tbsp. baking soda
1 cup sugar
1 tsp. salt
6 tbsp. salted butter, cut into pieces
1 cup raisins
1 3/4 cup buttermilk*
*You can make buttermilk by mixing .25 cup lemon juice in with a cup of milk.
Preheat oven to 400*.
Line jelly roll (cookie sheet with sides) pan with no stick foil.
In a large bowl, whisk first 4 ingredients.
Add butter and cut it in with a pastry cutter until mixture is crumbly.
Add raisins and milk and combine.
Form dough into a ball. You will need to add a bit of flour to do this.
Separate into 2 balls and place on prepared sheet.
Use a knife to score each ball with a cross.
Bake for 25 to 35 minutes, until light brown and bread feels more hollow than heavy.
Coat with sugar water by brushing it over the tops.
Microwave 1/3 cup sugar with 2 tbsp. water.
Cover with damp towel to keep moist and eat within 24 hours of baking!