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St Patrick's Day Irish Soda Bread Recipe

3/16/2022 (Permalink)

This is not our ordinary blog, but it is St. Patrick's Day and after a 2 year hiatus, the parades are back and the streets are painted with green lines here in the Northeast.  We here at SERVPRO of White Plains would love to put a spin on our normal blogs and add bit of The Luck of the Irish.  We would like to share an Irish Soda Bread Recipe that has been passed down 4 generations.   

4 Cups AP Flour, 3 TBL. Sugar, 1 TBL. Baking Powder, 2 TSP. Baking Soda, 1 TSP Salt, 1 Stick of Cold Butter cut in to small pieces or grated, 2 Cups of Raisins or Currants, 2 TBL Caraway Seeds, 2 Eggs, 1 Yolk for brushing the bread, and 1 1/2 Cups Cold Buttermilk.  Mix the dry ingredients and add butter, cut in with pastry cutter or fork.   Beat the 2 eggs and add to buttermilk.  Mix into dry ingredients and pour onto floured board.  Knead 15 times and put into a greased glass mixing bowl.   Cut a cross on top and brush with egg yolk.  Bake at 350 for 1 hour.   Let cool slightly and serve with plenty of cold butter and or your favorite jam.  Enjoy!