Too Cute Tuesday: Irish Soda Bread

Dorrie may have cheated by using the mixer but the results were still delectable.

Dorrie may have cheated by using the mixer but the results were still delectable.

Due to Nicole’s travel schedule, Dorrie took over the Too Cute Tuesday reins and made her famous Irish soda bread in celebration of St. Patrick’s Day. Here’s her post:

Due to the fact that the puppies ate my Really Yummy Blarney Scone Trader Joe’s Irish Soda Bread, I was inspired to make Irish Soda Bread myself. I Googled ‘easy Irish Soda Bread’ and found quite a few recipes. I went with Amazingly Easy Irish Soda Bread from Allrecipes (). It seemed easy enough and a quick trip to Hannaford to get the missing ingredients and I was off and running.

I mixed all the dry ingredients first (flour, sugar, baking soda, and baking powder). Then I mixed in the softened butter and buttermilk. (I cheated and used the Kitchen  Aid.) Once combined, I turned the dough onto the floured counter top and kneeded it just a bit to form it into a big round loaf.

Raisins: an optional addition to your Irish celebration (at least for Nicole!)

Raisins: an optional addition to your Irish celebration (at least for Nicole!)



Because the recipe I picked did not included raisins I did add a cup of those – I soaked them in some water to plump them up a bit too!

I melted the 1/4 cup butter with the 1/4 cup buttermilk in the microwave to brush on top of the bread. I cut the X and popped it in the oven.

*fingers crossed*

The Irish Bread: Ready to bask in the ovenly goodness.

The Irish Bread: Ready to bask in the ovenly goodness.

About 25 minutes through the baking, I brushed it again with the butter/buttermilk mixture and then with about 10 minutes left to go!

After waiting for it to cool, it was time to taste test. Delicious!



Nicole Ouellette
Nicole runs Breaking Even Communications, an internet marketing company in Bar Harbor Maine. When she's not online, she enjoys walking her short dog, cooking with bacon, and trying to be outdoorsy in Acadia National Park.

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