St. Patty’s Day. A day to eat corned beef and cabbage, where green, drink green beer and party like you were actually Irish!
Every year for as long as I can remember, my mom made a special meal of corned beef and cabbage with boiled potatoes and rye bread every St. Patty’s Day. I love making a huge sandwich full of meat, cabbage and potatoes and eating it all together. I’m weird, but seriously, give it a try. SO good, especially if you toss some yellow mustard on it.
It wasn’t until a couple years ago that my sister started making my uncle’s famous Irish Soda bread. If you thought you couldn’t get anymore carbs in your life, you need to try this! Slap on some butter, maybe toast it a little bit in the mornings for breakfast or just eat it like an apple. Yes, I have no shame. It is that good and a perfect addition to any St. Patty’s Day feast! Did I mention it was freakin’ easy to make??
Irish Soda Bread
- 4 cups Flour
- 3/4 cup Sugar
- 1/2 TSP Salt
- 1 cup Craisins
- 1 Stick Butter – softened
- 1 Egg – beaten
- 1 1/3 cup Buttermilk
- 1 1/2 TSP Baking Soda
- 1 TSP Baking Powder
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
In a large bowl, mix all dry ingredients. In another mixing bowl, combine wet ingredents. Combine both wet and dry and blend well with a fork. Be sure not to over mix!
Clean and flour a work surface. The dough will start to get sticky, so be sure to flour your hands! Kneed the dough (gently) for about 2 minutes and gently form a ball.
Place dough on a lightly greased pan. Cook for 30-45 minutes or until the loaves are golden brown.
Recipe makes 2 loaves.
There you have it. The most delicious Irish Soda Bread you will ever eat! The sweet craisins, perfect crust and moist center will have you eating the entire loaf in one sitting. Don’t say I didn’t warn ya!