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.
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.
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!