Monday, March 16, 2015

Easy Irish Soda Bread

Happy St. Patty's Day!!  The Leprechauns were here and the house is in disarray.  Chairs upside down, green stick figures on playroom artwork and even a few gold coins for the kids.

In the kitchen is a fresh loaf of soda bread.  I have a deep sincere love for Irish Soda Bread.  I try to feed the bread to my kids to ensure I don't eat the whole loaf.  But I end up eating the whole loaf.  

Every time.

Thank Heavens St. Patrick's Day is only once a year.  My pants couldn't take any more than that.

Mommyhood's EASY Irish Soda Bread
1/2 c. white sugar
4 c. all purpose flour (plus a tbsp for dusting)
2 tsp. baking powder
1 tsp. baking soda
1/2 tsp. salt
3 c. raisins
2 eggs, lightly beaten
1 1/4 c. buttermilk
1 c. sour cream

Preheat oven to 350.  Grease a 9 inch cake pan.

In medium bowl, combine flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, salt and raisins. 

In small bowl, lightly beat eggs and add buttermilk and sour cream. 
Stir the liquid mixture into the dry mixture until flour is moistened.  Knead dough in bowl with additional 15-20 strokes.  Dough will be sticky.  
Turn dough into pan and pat down.  Make a 4"x1" slice in middle and dust with flour.
Bake 55-65 minutes or until center is just done when toothpick is inserted.  I like to remove bread when center is a tad moist and minimal dough is on pick when center is pierced. 

I don't do dry baked goods.  This includes my bread. 

Remove from pan and cool on wire rack. 

While bread is still hot from oven cut yourself a slice and slather it with butter.  Eat it. 
Then even out the bread because you know you cut it sloppy.

Do your best to stop yourself there. 

Have a fabulous Tuesday!

**Recipe adapted from**


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