Wake up to some warm Irish soda bread, Irish breakfast tea, Irish butter and jam. Make this easy bread and get your Irish going! St. Patrick’s Day is March 17th when everyone is Irish!
Irish Soda Bread (Easy!)
- 1/4 cup shortening (I use Crisco)
- 3 cups flour
- 1/4 cup sugar
- 3 teaspoons baking powder
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- Pinch salt
- 1 well-beaten egg
- 1-1/2 cups buttermilk
- 1-1/2 cups golden raisins (my variation, but can use regular raisins or currants)
- 1 tablespoon caraway seeds
Mix flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. Rub shortening into flour mixture. Add well-beaten egg, buttermilk, raisins and caraway seeds and combine. Knead in the bowl; add up to 1/2 cup extra flour if needed.
Bake in greased dish with a cross cut in the top of dough. Bake for one hour at 375 degrees. You can also bake mini loaves or as muffins shown above (reduce baking time a little.) Avoid over baking. Test with a toothpick, there should be some dry/moist batter on it. The bread will continue baking while cooling.