Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Ray's Kitchen: Irish Soda Bread

Happy Early St. Paddy's Day!!!!! 
You know it's authentic coming from the Korean girl with the Polish last name who's family is a mix of Irish, French, Polish, Scottish, Native American (Cherokee).... Oh yeah, Melting Pot right here! (In case you are confused and don't know me very well... I'm adopted). 
In honour of the holiday I will now share with you my super secret Irish Soda Bread Recipe. Okay maybe not so super secret.. it's from my high school foods class long long long ago. BUT it is quite delectable!
Here is what you are going to need:
2 Cups unsifted flour
2 Tbsp. Sugar
1 Tsp. Baking Soda
2 Tsp. Baking Powder
1/2 Tsp. Salt
1 Cup Raisins
3 Tbsp. Softened Margarine or Butter
1 Cup Buttermilk
Pre-heat oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit. Prepare a cookie sheet. In a sifter, sift all of the dry ingredients. Put sifted ingredients into a bowl. Add raisins and mix thoroughly.
Cut in the softened margarine/ butter until it is crumbly. 
Add buttermilk and mix with a fork until moistened. 
Knead for one minute on a lightly floured surface.
Roll into a ball and place on a cookie sheet. 
Flatten slightly into a 7" circle. 
Cross/ score the top of the dough (not deep). Bake 30-40 minutes until it sounds hollow. Brush with melted margarine while warm. Cook on a wire rack.
Traditional meal of corned beef, cabbage, red potatoes and soda bread!
Also serves as a yummy treat for breakfast!!
**All images by Me!**

 Hope you are all having a good week!

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