Did you know there is no yeast in soda bread? Without any rising time, this Irish recipe is a quick and simple treat for St. Paddy’s Day! Slather with butter and enjoy.
- 4 cups sifted all-purpose flour
- 2 tbsp sugar
- 1 1/4 tsp salt
- 1 tsp baking powder
- 1/4 cup butter, cut into small cubes
- 1 cup raisins
- 1 1/3 cup buttermilk
- 1 egg
- 1 tsp baking soda
Directions: Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Stir together sifted flour, sugar, salt, and baking powder in a bowl. Using your hands, mix butter into flour mixture until mixture is crumbly. Add raisins. In a separate bowl, whisk buttermilk and egg together. Add baking soda to buttermilk mixture. Mix buttermilk mixture into flour mixture until well combined. Form dough into a ball and place in a greased baking dish. Using a greased knife, make a large cross about 1/2 -inch deep on top of dough. Bake for 50 minutes or until golden brown.