Friday, March 15, 2013

The bread of the Irish.

This is one of our favorite late night snacks during this time of year!  We love it warm with a little bit of butter.  Yum!

Irish Soda Bread

4 cups all-purpose flour
4 tbs white sugar
1 tsp baking soda
1 tbs baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 cup margarine, softened
1 cup buttermilk
1 egg
1/4 cup butter, melted
1/4 cup butter milk
2 cups raisins (optional)

Preheat oven to 375 degrees.  Lightly grease a large baking sheet.

In a large bowl, mix together sugar, baking soda, baking powder, raisins, salt and margarine.
Stir in 1 cup buttermilk and egg.
Knead slightly on a lightly floured surface.  
Form dough into a round ball and place on greased baking sheet.

In a small bowl, combine melted butter with 1/4 cup of buttermilk and brush loaf with this mixture.
With a sharp knife cut an 'X' on the top of the loaf (to make it look all fancy).

Bake in preheated oven for 45 to 50 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center of the loaf comes out clean.  Continue to brush the loaf with the butter mixture while it bakes (that will make it crusty and crispy)!

Nom Nom Nom!


  1. I see nothing wrong with this recipe at all other than it's on my monitor and not in my belly!! Thanks for sharing this at the party this week! Once again, you are being featured on my Facebook page and I have pinned it to the You're Gonna Love It Tuesday board on Pinterest :-)

  2. I've never tried soda bread but this looks wonderful! Thanks for sharing another recipe with us for What We Eat Wednesday!!!

    Alexis at Laugh. Eat. Learn.

  3. I'm gonna try your recipe my youngest son and I have been trying to find one that tastes and comes out good so far no luck thanks for sharing have a great day following from create it thursday

  4. I love soda bread! yours looks so scrumptious!! saving and making this recipe :) Thanks for linking with us!

  5. I love fruited loaves, yours looks delicious with a nice crusty top, yum!! Thanks for linking up to Sweet and Savoury Sundays, stop by again this weekend!

  6. Wait.... Butter milk for crust and buttermilk? Is this same buttermilk, or different!

  7. Great job on the Soda Bread, this Irish lady loves the bread also. You just reminded me I have my grandmothers recipe, I must find it. Newest follower