Friday, July 29, 2011

Irish Soda Bread

Easy to make Irish Soda Bread.

A family favorite for generations. Kids will love it because it is sweet.
I love to warm it up with a slab of butter in the microwave for 10 - 15 seconds.
Also, would be good with a scoop of vanilla ice cream.
Of course, nothing better than having Irish Soda Bread with a hot cup of Irish Tea.
Barry's Tea:
I like mine with sugar and 1/2 and 1/2.

As you can see from the picture, I took the first slice.

2 cups of All Purpose Flour
1 cup of sugar
1 cup of raisins
2 tsp. of caraway seeds
1 tsp. of baking soda
1 1/2 cups of buttermilk
1 tsp. of sugar

In a large bowl,  mix all the ingredients.
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Place mixture in a greased oven loaf pan.
After about 10 minutes in the oven, I sprinkle a teaspoon of sugar on top of the soda bread.
Cook the bread for about 1 hour in the oven until it is lightly brown on top.

On a lighter side,you can substitute Splenda for the sugar.

Also, you can substitute buttermilk with a low fat version of it.
Lucerne makes a reduced fat buttermilk. Not seen in this link.
You should be able to find low fat buttermilk in the dairy section of your local grocery store.

And for all purpose flour, I like Gold Medal flour for baking.
All purpose flour has just the right amount of glutens to make a good bread.

Enjoy !

Next up, my return trip from Maui. A new restaurant dinner and the best fish tacos on the Island.

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