Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Irish Soda Bread

We're gearing up for St. Patrick's Day over here and we thought we'd share a few of our favorite Irish recipes this week...

Let's get started with
Irish Soda Bread 
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Preheat your oven to 375 degrees

In a large food processor or mixer combine your dry ingredients - flour, sugar, baking soda, salt - cut your butter into small squares and add it slowing into the bowl while mixing on low until combined.

Whisk together one egg with the buttermilk and orange zest and slowly combine with the dry ingredients while your mixer is on low speed.

Once the ingredients begin to come together you can put the dough on a floured board and begin to kneed in your raisins and/or currants. 

After your dried fruit is completely combined, form the dough into a round loaf shape and score an X into the top with a knife.  

Lightly beat your remaining egg and brush it on top of the dough before placing it in the oven to bake for 45-50 minutes. 

Slice and enjoy!

Check back tomorrow for Irish recipe #2!
What's your favorite recipe for St Patty's day? 
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  1. Looks delicious! Stop by and have a cup of tea and see my Bon Appetit is shorter than yours. I will give yours a try next time :)

  2. You make Irish soda bread sound so amazing! Thanks for stopping. Y my blog today.

  3. Thank you for this wonderful recipe, I juat copied it and will be making it! Your bread looks fabulous! I'm also your newest follower, hope you like to visit me and follow too. Happy St. Patrick's Day.

  4. Hopped over from 2805 and wanted to look at your recipe. I posted one too and they are similar but not exact. I like the addition of the orange zest and may have to try that. This was my first Irish Soda Bread but not my last. Happy St. Patty's Day to you and yours. highpointcircle

  5. This is a beautiful Irish Soda Bread, it is perfect for the celebration! Hope you are having a great week end and thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday.
    Happy St. Patrick's Day!
    Miz Helen

  6. Your bread looks so delcious! Thanks so much for sharing with us this week! We can't wait to see what you will come up with next week!

    Take care,



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