Friday, March 09, 2007

Favorite Ingredient Friday- St. Patty's Day Edition

Since my husband's family is Irish and into Celtic music, Irish Step Dancing and Irish food, I figured I would post a recipe of something I enjoy snacking on whenever we go to the local Irish Club to hear some of our favorite Irish musicians. Some people say that Irish Soda Bread can be very dry, but I love it especially when I put a nice glob of butter on it and enjoy it with a nice cup of coffee!


1. 3 cups all-purpose flour
2. 1 tablespoon baking powder
3. 1/3 cup white sugar
4. 1 teaspoon salt
5. 1 teaspoon baking soda
6. 1 egg, lightly beaten
7. 2 cups buttermilk
8. 1/4 cup butter, melted

1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees F (165 degrees C). Grease a 9x5 inch loaf pan.

2. Combine flour, baking powder, sugar, salt and baking soda. Blend egg and buttermilk together, and add all at once to the flour mixture. Mix just until moistened. Stir in butter. Pour into prepared pan.

3. Bake for 65 to 70 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the bread comes out clean. Cool on a wire rack. Wrap in foil for several hours, or overnight, for best flavor.

For more Favorite Ingredients Fridays, go visit Overwhelmed With Joy!

Previous Favorite Ingredient Friday recipes:
Baked Mac & Cheese
Stuffed Peppers
Chocolate Pancakes- Valentine's Day Chocolate Edition
Skyline Chili Dip- Super Bowl Edition
Cheesy Potato Soup
Peanut Butter Cookies
Saurkraut and Pork Roast
Candied Nuts
Mom's fudge
Peanut Brittle
Beef Enchiladas
Snicker Doodle Cookies
Pecan Pie
Burrito Pie
Apple Crisp


annie said...

You got my attention with "nice glob of butter!"
Have a great Friday.

Jammy said...

Yep, everything is great with butter..hehe
I've never tried this one before, sounds good though!


Lori4squaremom said...

I love irish soda bread too! The recipe I use is not dry at all. But the butter does sound good :)

~Melissa~ said...

Sounds good - especially with the butter. Yum!

Ribbon Rock Star said...

I have never had soda bread....sounds great.


ChupieandJ'smama said...

I might not be able to make this at our house, but I always appreciate a good soda bread. Sounds wonderful!

Overwhelmed! said...

Oh, I love Irish soda bread, especially warm out of the oven! And yes, the glob of butter is a must!!

Thanks so much for participating in my Favorite Ingredients Friday- St. Patrick’s Day edition recipe exchange. I do appreciate it.

Laura said...

Yes, Jessica, In pPortugal we do not celebrate St. Patrick's day. So every recipe is a mistery to me but also a yummy surprise.

Carey said...

Sounds yummy! Ive never tried it, but i have seen it at the grocery store.

Eagles Wings said...

I think I remember this as a child my great grandmother used to make it.
Thanks for sharing!

Larae said...

Sounds great, thanks for sharing! =)

Magi said...

This sounds fantastic. Thanks!

Michelle said...

I've never made soda bread before, but I sure want to try now - thanks!