St. Patrick’s Day calls for this Irish Soda Bread! Soft, buttery, sweet and so good! It requires no yeast, and will leave your kitchen smelling like an Irish Bakery!
-4 cups all-purpose flour
-1/3 cup white sugar
-1 tsp. salt
-1 tsp. baking powder
–1 tsp. baking soda
-1 cup raisins (optional)
-6 Tbsp. very cold cubed butter
-1 3/4 cups buttermilk
-1 large egg
1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees. You can bake it in multiple things. You can use a lined baking sheet, a 9-10 inch cake pan (lightly greased), or a 12-inch seasoned cast iron skillet.
2. In a large bowl, whisk together 4 cups of all-purpose flour, 1/3 cup white sugar, and 1 tsp. salt, 1 tsp. baking powder, and 1 tsp. baking soda. Now add in 1 cup of raisins (optional), and mix.
3. To the dry ingredients add 6 Tbsp. very cold cubed butter, and break it up with a pastry cutter, or your hands until coarse crumbs.
4. Whisk together 1 3/4 cups of buttermilk with 1 large egg in a separate bowl.
5. Pour the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients, mixing them until it comes together.
6. Transfer dough onto a floured surface, and knead until you see no more streaks of flour. Then shape the dough into a ball. Transfer to a cast iron skillet, a lined baking sheet, or a lightly greased cake pan.
7. Cut a cross in the middle of the bread and bake in a preheated oven at 400 degrees for 30 minutes. Then cover with foil, and bake for another 15 minutes or until a toothpick inserted comes out clean.
8. Once baking, transfer to a cooling rack and let the bread cool for 15 minutes before serving.
- Prep Time: 10 mins
- Cook Time: 45 mins
- Category: Bread
- Method: Bake
- Cuisine: Irish
- Serving Size: 1 slice
- Calories: 284