St Pat’s Day Soda Bread

Recipe courtesy of the Crim School Cookbook (my elementary school), author unknown.

This is a pretty basic recipe and doesn’t actually have any instructions with it. I’ll clarify where I can and can add more help in comments if needed!

Mix together:

  • 2C Flour
  • 2T sugar
  • 1 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp salt

Cut in:

  • 2 T butter (real butter, please)

Mix in

  • 3/4C plus 3T buttermilk

Knead for 3 minutes with

  • 1/2 cup dried currants, raisins, or dried cranberries (optional)

Shape into a round or oblong loaf. Dust the top lightly with flour. Using a long serrated knife, cut a 1/2 inch deep X or cross shape in the top of the loaf.

Bake at 375ºF for 35 minutes or until the top is deep golden brown. I bake mine on a heated pizza stone, but a greased baking sheet works too.

Now for the hard part: Let it cool on a cooling rack before you slice it, serve with lots of butter.