Welcome to

MARY'S TAVERN

Books, travels, feasts, and more.

Friday Feast | Irish Soda Bread



There are many versions of Irish Soda Bread, each claiming theirs is the exact version. My particular recipe is one I’ve been making for over twenty-five years. Instead of leaving it plain on top, I brush it with melted butter and sprinkle the top with a combination of sugar and cinnamon. Delicious right from the oven. It’s perfect anytime of the day, including with a cup of tea.


Irish Soda Bread

2 ½ cups flour

1 ½ teaspoons baking powder

¾ teaspoon baking soda

1 teaspoon salt

4 tablespoons sugar

1 ½ teaspoons caraway seeds (optional)

3 tablespoons butter

1 cup buttermilk

2/3 cups golden raisins

1 tablespoon butter, melted

¼ teaspoon ground cinnamon


Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease a 8 or 9-inch round cake pan.


Combine in large bowl, flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, 3 tablespoons sugar, and the caraway seeds. Cut in the butter and mix with hands until mixture resembles oatmeal.


Make a well in center of flour. Pour in buttermilk and add raisins. Mix lightly. Turn out onto a lightly floured board and knead gently a few times. Shape into a 5-inch round load and place in prepared pan. Using a sharp knife, cut dough crosswise into quarters about one-third of the way through. Brush top with melted butter and sprinkle with sugar that has been mixed with the cinnamon.


Bake for 35-45 minutes until golden brown. Serve warm with butter.


Sláinte


And speaking of Ireland, Quest of a Warrior, Legends of the Fenian Warriors, Book 1 is on sale for a limited time. Grab your copy today or gift one to a friend!


Available at these online retailers

AMAZON | BARNES & NOBLE | APPLE IBOOKS


MARY MORGAN

Award-winning Celtic paranormal and fantasy romance author.

Mary's Books

1/13

Browse the Tavern

Subscribe to the Blog
& Book News
Connect with Mary
  • White Facebook Icon
  • White Twitter Icon
  • White Pinterest Icon
  • White Instagram Icon
  • BookBub 64x64

©2016 -2020 Mary Morgan

View Our Privacy Policy.

Website by Potterton Creative