Mmmmm, St Patrick’s day food – Corned Beef, Cabbage & Irish Soda Bread! These are all things I love but for some reason think I can only make them once a year in March. Perhaps I’ll change it up this year.
The Irish Soda bread I grew up on was of course my mom’s recipe known as ‘Brogan’s Irish Soda Bread’. I have no idea who Brogan is but their bread is amazing! I changed it up a little by adding a honey butter to serve with the bread and it turned out great!
I wanted to get his post out early in case you want to try it for your St Pat’s celebration! So here we go -
First, a very important ingredient, put on some Irish tunes; The Irish Rovers, The Chieftains, perhaps U2 – wherever your taste takes you.
3 c flour
2 t baking powder
1 t baking soda
1 t salt
1/2 c sugar
3/4 c dark raisens
3/4 c light raisens
1 2/3 c buttermilk
2 T melted shortening (vegetable oil)
1 stick of butter, softened
2 t honey
Preheat oven to 350, grease a loaf pan or round cake pan
The dry -
In a large bowl, mix flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt & sugar, then add in raisins. Set aside.
The wet -
Beat 2 eggs and mix with buttermilk & melted shortening (or vegetable oil).
Make a well in the dry ingredients and gradually add all of the egg/buttermilk mixture to the dry ingredients, stir until combined.
Pour into loaf or round pan and bake for 50-60 minutes, until a toothpick tested in the middle comes out clean.
Now for the honey butter -
Whisk the softened butter in a small bowl, add the honey and whisk until combined. Do not melt the butter – it will separate.
Serve the honey butter with the bread and enjoy!
Mmmm, this is really good!