For Saint Patrick’s Day, Tom made a loaf of Irish Soda Bread, and it was utterly delicious. Not too sweet, not too dry. Best part is that the recipe comes from his grandmother, who was from County Kerry.
He was kind enough to share the recipe.
Catherine Burke’s Irish Soda Bread
4 cups flour sifted
1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda
1 teaspoon salt
1 tablespoon caraway seeds
1 cup raisins
1/4 cup sugar
1 1/2 cups buttermilk
2 tablespoons melted butter
2 eggs lightly beaten
Preheat oven to 375.
Sift flour, baking soda, salt and sugar in a large bowl. Add raisins and caraway.
In another bowl, mix buttermilk, butter and eggs. Add to dry ingredients.
Stir to combine. Then knead to shape on a lightly floured board. Cut a cross in the top. Place in a cast iron skillet or whatever you choose to use.
Bake at 375 for 50-60 min. When done, wrap in a linen towel and lean against wall to cool.