irish soda bread

May 21, 2012 § 18 Comments

this bread is the perfect balance of savory and sweet. eat it for a light breakfast with a sweet cup of hot tea or for a satisfying 3 o’clock snack. it bears a similar consistency to that of a scone, with it’s light outer crust and fluffy baked inner goodness.

• 3 1/2 cups flour
• 1/4 cup granulated sugar
• 1 t baking powder
• 1 t baking soda
• 3/4 t salt
• 1 stick unsalted butter cut into little cubes
• 1 cup sour creme
• 1 egg
• 2 cups raisins or black currants
• 1 cup buttermilk

to do:
preheat oven to 375 degrees. whisk together the flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda and salt. add into a food processor and mix together with the butter, sour creme and egg just until crumbs are formed. add the buttermilk and raisins and mix until you get a sticky dough. transfer to a lightly oiled cast iron skillet to form a round dough. bake for 1 hour or until golden, insert toothpick into center to make sure. serve with a hot cup of chai tea and enjoy!

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