Over the weekend I wanted to make something and decided to give my mother’s Irish Soda Bread recipe a try. Normally my mother will make a loaf and send most of it over to us. The recipe is very easy but not like anything I’ve made before.
- 4c. flour
- 4tsp baking powder
- pinch of salt
- 1/2c. sugar
- 1 egg, beaten
- 1tsp. caraway seeds or a bit more
- 1c. raisins, or a bit more or less
- 2TBSP. butter
- 1 1/2c. milk
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease a round cake pan. Sift dry ingredients together. Cut in butter. Add caraway seed, raisins and milk. Stir just until a loose mixture forms. Turn onto lightly floured counter and knead until it just comes together. Form into ball and roll the ball in beaten egg. Allow excess egg to drip away and then place into pan. Bake for about an hour.
I like to eat it warm from the oven with butter but it is equally as tasty the next day toasted.