Irish Soda Bread

Irish Soda Bread

Weather you are Irish or not {like me}, everyone is a little Irish on St Patricks Day. We celebrated a little early, having our family over yesterday for the whole 9 yards… corned beef, cabbage, potatoes, carrots and of course Irish Soda Bread! I LOVE Irish Soda Bread!! I don’t know why we only eat it once a year, thats just crazy! Its so so good! Nice crusty exterior, tender raisin packed inside and just perfect with some Irish butter!

This was the first time I made my own Irish Soda Bread and it came out so good that I made 3 loaves! This bread is really pretty simple to make. You mix the ingredients in a bowl and knead a few times then bake until golden. There are so many variations out there for Irish Soda Bread; with or without raisins, sweet or not, some use caraway seeds. Heres what I think, make the kind that you will enjoy eating. I happen to love raisins so mine is pretty well packed with them. This bread is very lightly sweetened.

Ingredients

  • 1½ cups all purpose flour
  • 1½ cups cake flour
  • 6 Tbsp sugar
  • ½ tsp salt
  • ½ tsp baking powder
  • ½ tsp baking soda
  • ¾- 1 cup raisins
  • 1½ cups buttermilk
Read the whole recipe on LeMoine Family Kitchen