I love how Pinterest allows me to get a peek at what other people are making. Earlier this week, my cousin Bridget pinned this great Irish soda bread recipe. I decided to make the soda bread and some vegetarian shepherds pie for St. Patrick’s Day.
This soda bread recipe is from Martha Stewart. I didn’t use caraway seeds, but otherwise I kept the recipe the same. It was awesome having a piece of soda bread right out of the oven…definitely worth the effort.
Here’s what I made:
- 4 cups all-purpose flour
- 1/4 cup sugar
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 2 teaspoons baking powder
- 4 tablespoons unsalted butter, cold
- 2 dark raisins
- 1 1/2 scant cups buttermilk
- 1 large egg
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1 large egg yolk
- 1 tablespoon heavy cream
- Heat oven to 350 degrees. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper; set aside. In a large bowl, combine dry ingredients.
- In a medium bowl, cut butter into a coarse meal with two knives. Stir in raisins and add to dry ingredients.
- In a small bowl, combine the wet ingredients. Pour wet ingredients into the dry ingredients and stir with a fork. Once it begins to hold together, shape it into a round loaf. Place loaf on the prepared baking sheet.
- In a small bowl, mix the egg wash ingredients. Brush the wash over the loaf. Cut a cross into the top of the loaf.
- Bake 35 minutes. Rotate and bake another 35 minutes until golden brown.