• Laura Stavlas

Grandma's Irish Soda Bread Recipe

It's Saint Patrick's Day, and what better to do than to fill your home with the sweet aroma of homemade Irish Soda Bread. A perfect pairing for some hot tea and a favorite family tradition of ours. Don't forget to slather some fresh butter or jelly on top once served and watch your family's eyes grow three sizes as they savor the sweet taste.


You will need some special ingredients for this one. So go make that shopping run and grab some Caraway seeds and raisins and baking powder. The full ingredient list is below.


Too busy today? Well, let's never forget, your home is your rule and reign. So if you didn't get to it today, nothing stopping you from pulling out the work this weekend, or as my Irish family would appreciate, celebrate all week long : )


Ah, this brings back great memories: The sign that your child might love raisins is displayed when you open your eyes in the just before dawn dark of night to see your 2YO standing above your bed singing to the tune of Jingle Bells, "Raisin Bran, Raisin Bran, I love Raisin Bran ..."


While I won't be serving Raisin Bran, in honor of St. Patrick’s Day, without further adieu, here's my Grandmother's Most Coveted Irish Soda Bread Recipe that I will have my not-so-little girl and boy helping me bake later today. And, yes, it has raisins. Irish Soda Bread Recipe:

3 ½ Cups Flour ½ Cup Sugar 1 Tsp. Salt 4 ½ Tsp. Baking powder ½ Tsp. Baking soda 1 ½ Cups Milk 1 Egg beaten 1 Tsp. oil 1 ½ Cups raisins 1 Tbsp. Caraway seeds Mix all dry ingredients. Mix all other separately. Then mix all together. Pour in floured, greased baking dish. Let stand for 20 minutes. Bake at 350 degrees for 1 hr. Test for doneness. Irish soda bread is sooooo yummy! Serve it for breakfast with butter or jelly. You can have it as a snack with hot tea. It can even work as dessert. The kids will love it. And, it makes a great gift too.


From my kitchen to yours,


Laura

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