Friday, March 18, 2011

Irish Soda Bread

A few years ago my sister-in-law, Maggie, introduced me to the website and ever since then it has been my go-to place to find new recipes.  It has anything and everything you would ever want to cook.  You can search by the ingredients you have in your kitchen, you can find different variations on the same recipe, and best of all you can sort based on ratings.  This is how I have found some of my now favorite recipes!!!  I usually know what I want to cook, but rely on this website to find just the right recipe.  I type in what I want to make, then I sort based on the top rated recipe and usually that is what I end up making!  Here is one of those recipes.  Being St. Patrick's Day, combined with my love of all things Irish, I decided it was time to try to make Irish Soda Bread. Here goes nothin'............

Thanks to Amber and Michael for my new measuring cups....they made all the difference!

Irish Soda Bread

  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 1/3 cup white sugar
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 egg, lightly beaten
  • 2 cups buttermilk
  • 1/4 cup butter, melted

Preheat oven to 325 degrees.  Grease a 9x5 inch loaf pan.  Combine flour, sugar, baking soda, baking powder and salt.  
Bend egg and buttermilk together, and add all at once to the flour mixture.  
Mix just until moistened.  Stir in butter.  
Pour into prepared pan.  
Bake for 65 to 70 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the bread comes out clean.  Cool on a wire rack.
Wrap in foil for several hours, or overnight, for best flavor.

Of course this is best with some sort of green beverage...

He is happy as a little leprechaun!!!

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1 comment:

  1. Ruth! I had no idea you had a cooking blog! YAY! I was just talking to my mom about how much I'd like to try to make Irish soda bread! Yours turned out beautiful! Rock on!