Tuesday, March 1, 2016

Steph's Irish Soda Bread


Irish Soda Bread | Cooking on the Front Burner

Get your Irish on with this easy Irish Soda Bread.  Nope I'm not Irish - not even one little bit but that doesn't mean I can't enjoy some of the tasty foods this time of year.  I'm all for Irish stew, pasties, potatoes of all kinds, Guinness, Bailey's Irish Cream, Irish coffee and even McDonald's shamrock shakes (do they count?  I hope so!)  I do pass on corned beef/hash and bangers/mash though.  And I'm definitely having a few slices of this soda bread.  In fact, I ate about 3 when I was taking pictures.... and I wonder why I can't loose any weight.  Oh well, I be better tomorrow - or at least TRY!

You might have noticed that I called it Steph's.  She's a good friend of mine and happens to be married to someone who is Irish.  So I knew I was in good hands when I was looking for an authentic recipe.   Seriously, this is so easy to make and I love the amount of sweetness (not overly), raisins and caraway seeds.  It's a perfect treat to have with your morning coffee or as a snack any time.  These also freeze well, so double your batch, make 4 mini loaves and keep a few in the freezer on hand.

As I mentioned before, one of the perks the DIY Guy has is when I'm working on recipes during the week on my day off like today.  I had just finished my shoot and decided to surprise him with an afternoon treat.  His face lit up when I walked in and then asked why there was a bottle of vanilla vodka on the kitchen counter... Stayed tuned for that recipe soon and no, he doesn't get to sample the cocktails during work time :)  Those are all for me!

Here's a sneak peek link!

Steph's Irish Soda Bread


by Cooking on the Front Burner
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Bake Time: 50-55 minutes
Yield - 1 large or 2 mini loaves
Ingredients
  • 2 tablespoons melted butter
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 1 egg
  • 2 cups flour
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 cup raisins
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons caraway seeds
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 300 then grease one large loaf pan or 2 mini ones
  2. In a small bowl combine the butter, buttermilk and egg
  3. In a large bowl combine the flour, sugar, salt, baking soda, and baking powder then make a well
  4. Add in the wet ingredients and stir until just about combined then add the raisins and caraway seeds and mix well
  5. Divide in the two small pans or place mixture in the large
  6. Bake for about 50-55 minutes for 2 small or 80-90 minutes for large
  7. Toothpick should come out clean
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Irish Soda Bread | Cooking on the Front Burner

Irish Soda Bread | Cooking on the Front Burner

Irish Soda Bread | Cooking on the Front Burner

Irish Soda Bread | Cooking on the Front Burner


Irish Soda Bread | Cooking on the Front Burner

21 comments:

  1. This looks so good! I cannot wait to try this!

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  2. It's embarrasing but I could eat the whole loaf by myself. LOVE Irish soda bread!

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  3. Despite my name, not Irish at ALL!! But who doesn't love this bread?!

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  4. I've never tried soda bread before, but this looks like the perfect recipe to try! So easy and great photos!

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  5. This looks perfect for St. Patrick's Day! Also, I have never tried Irish soda bread before. Need to try it sometime!
    (by the way, I love your butter knife!)

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  6. My MIL is Irish and I keep asking for her recipe.... glad I can use this one instead because who knows if she'll ever give me hers! ;)

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  7. Yep, I'm not Irish at all, but nothing is going to stop me from enjoying this beautiful loaf! Looks so, so good!

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  8. Oh YUM! I am seriously so hungry right now!!! Thanks for linking up to Link Party Palooza, I love visiting your site!!

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  9. I've always wanted to make Irish Soda Bread! This looks so good!

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  10. Irish Soda Bread contains only four ingredients: flour, salt, baking soda, buttermilk. That's it, no raisins, seeds, or nuts.

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  11. Irish Soda Bread contains only four ingredients: flour, salt, baking soda, buttermilk. That's it, no raisins, seeds, or nuts.

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  12. I made Irish soda bread every year and this version looks just perfect, Deb!

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  13. We make Irish Soda Bread every year and I always think to myself why do we only eat it around St Patrick's Day - it's so delicious we should enjoy it all year!! Your loaves look fantastic!

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  14. I love making today bread! It's easier than I thought it would be!

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  15. I've never had Irish Soda Bread and this looks like the recipe to change that! YUM!

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  16. I love this recipe, and the fact that it's made in a loaf pan! Looks delish!

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  17. This looks yummy! I've always struggled with soda bread.

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