I have a deep sincere love for Irish Soda Bread.
This love is real.
When I am in the presence of a loaf of soda bread I must cut and toast a slice. And slather it with butter.
I then cut another sliver. Just a small, little sliver. Hardly even a piece.
And then I have to even out the loaf. This piece doesn't even count because the edges were uneven. I could never leave it looking messy.
Not my style.
Before I know, the Irish Soda Bread is no more. Between myself and my munchkins this bread lasts about 24 hours.
But it had a wonderful life and it was loved.
Thank Heavens St. Patrick's Day is only once a year. My pants couldn't take any more than that.
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.
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.
Do your best to stop yourself there.
Have a fabulous Tuesday!
**Recipe adapted from www.allrecipes.com**