Well it’s that time of year again ST PATRICK’S DAY!! Here in the northeast (mainly New York and Boston) St Patrick’s Day is sacred. There are so many Irish folk around these parts that you can’t go a few blocks without seeing an Irish pub or in Boston’s case any Celtics anything.
But I’m not Irish….Yeah it feels weird saying that now that we are in St Patrick’s Day season and since I’ll be posting a bunch of Irish themed recipes. But you know who is actually Irish? Tai! So let’s just say that these recipes are in honor of HIS heritage ok?
To kick things off this season I made an Irish Soda Bread. I remember making a version of this quick bread when I was in Girls Scouts. It was so much fun and beyond delicious. And this recipe definitely lived up to that memory.
I deviated from the original recipe by adding a glaze to the bread, and it was sooooo good. I encourage you to try it. But of course, if you want to stick to traditional, feel free to leave it out, I promise I won’t be offended 😉
Irish Soda bread
- 4 Cups of Flour
- 4 Tbsp Sugar
- 1 Tsp Baking Soda
- 1 1/2 Tsp Salt
- 4 Tbsp Grated Cold Butter
- 1 3/4 Cups Heavy Cream
- 1 Egg
- 1 Tsp Orange Zest
- 1 Cup Raisins
- 1 Tsp Cardamon
- Optional Frosting:
- 2 Cups Confectioners Sugar
- 2-3 Tbsp Lemon Juice
Heat oven to 375.
Mix together flour, sugar, baking soda, cardamon and salt. Add butter (I grated this to get it to be small and uniform pieces) and mix until combined with flour.
In a small bowl, combine cream, egg and orange zest. Slowly mix into the flour mixture and combine until fully blended. Fold in raisins.
Transfer dough to a well floured surface and knead a few times to form a ball. Place dough on a parchment paper lined sheet pan and cut an X on the top of the dough with a knife.
Bake for 45-50 minutes or until tester comes out clean. Let cool on baking rack, then enjoy!
Combine sugar and lemon juice. Drizzle on bread, then enjoy!