IRISH SODA BREAD☘
4 cups all purpose flour
3 tblspns sugar
1 tsp salt
1 Tspn baking soda
5 tblspns unsalted butter, cold and cubed
2 tablespoons caraway seeds (optional)
1 cup raisins (I like golden or currants)
1 large egg
2 cups buttermilk
Lightly grease/butter a cast iron pan. Or, line a baking sheet with parchment paper. FYI, I really like using a cast iron pan.
Preheat oven 400 degrees
Whisk wet ingredients together.
Mix dry ingredients in a separate bowl.
Cut cold butter into flour mixture so it is has a pea texture. (Just like scones).
Use a fork, your hands or a pastry cutter to do this.
Make a well in the flour mixture and slowly add in the wet ingredients.
With a little flour on your hands form a flat like ball.
Place on pan of your choice and shape into a circle. With a knife, score a little cross on the dough.
Bake until golden brown. Test with a sharp knife or toothpick to test to see if it is done.
Best the day it came out of the oven! Toast the next morning!
“Is fearr an tslainte na na tainte”. “Health is better than wealth”
Irish proverb ☘