Just be warned, what I’m about to share is so insanely good that you might be making it multiple times per week. And the best part? It’s easy and versatile!
It’s also tastes like a giant currant scone, so there’s that. Meet this year’s winner for Favorite St. Patrick’s Day food:
Traditional Irish Soda Bread
Preheat oven to 375 F.
Combine in a bowl
- 2 cups flour
- 1 1/2 tsp baking powder
- 1 tsp baking soda
- 1 tsp salt
- 5 Tbsp sugar
Mix thoroughly with your clean fingers
Next, add 2 Tbsp unsalted butter, cold & cubed. Use your fingers to break apart the butter in the flour mixture until it resembles coarse sand.
Add 1/2 cup buttermilk and mix with a spoon until all ingredients are wet, adding more liquid if needed.
Finally, on a floured surface pat out dough into a circle and add 1 cup raisins to the top, scattering evenly.
Fold dough like an envelope, starting by bringing the top of the dough into the center, bringing the bottom to meet it & overlap slightly, then repeating with the sides. Pat our and repeat this step again.
Flip over into an oiled round cake pan, pat down slightly. Use kitchen shears (or clean scissors) to snip four cuts facing inward (like a star) and scatter with 1 Tbsp sugar.
Bake for 40 minutes or until golden brown, remove from pan to cool and slice into wedges, serving with salted butter for breakfast, lunch, snack, dinner, dessert, midnight snack…you get the picture.