It's that time of the year! Talk of whiskey, Bailey's, corned beef, cabbage, Shamrock Shakes and of course Irish Soda Bread.
I have to admit I don't really like Irish Soda Bread, I've never been a fan. But this bread is for lovers and haters of traditional Irish Soda Bread! The recipe is my mom's and she has been making it for as long as I can remember. It's a sweeter recipe than most and almost comes out like a bread-y cake. The best part is you can top it off with a little icing by combining confectioners sugar and milk and drizzling a little on top.
Irish Soda Bread Cake
Yield: 2 loaves
Prep Time: 20 minutes I Bake Time: 30-35 minutes
- 4 cups flour
- 3/4 teaspoon salt
- 3 teaspoon baking powder
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/2 cup granulated sugar
- 1 tsp ground coriander
- 1/4 cup butter (cold and diced into small pieces)
- 1 egg
- 1 1/2 cup buttermilk
- 1/2 cup raisins
Preheat your oven to 350 degrees.
Combine all of the dry ingredients and the raisins mixing until fully incorporated, then stir in the butter.
In a separate bowl beat the egg slightly and then pour in the buttermilk. Add the dry ingredients and mix until fully incorporated.
Turn the dough mixture onto a floured surface and knead slightly until the dough becomes smooth. Be careful not to over knead the dough so you don't get a hard dough.
Divide the dough into two equal halves and place into two greased round baking dishes. Press down on the dough softly and cut a cross into the top of the loaves.
Bake the breads until golden brown.