Coming from a very Irish family, Soda Bread has been a St. Patrick’s Day staple since I was young. Using only a half cup of sugar and adding our own favorite ingredients, it has stayed a family favorite and the perfect snack for a fun St. Patrick’s Day celebration, no matter what your heritage!
– 1.5 C sugar
– 4 C flour
– 1 tsp. baking soda
– 2 tsp. baking powder
– Half of a box of raisins, chocolate chips, dried fruit, nuts, or any other filler your family likes (we use a combo of raisins and chocolate chips together!)
– 1/2 tsp. salt
– 4 tbsp. margarine (melted)
– 1.5 C buttermilk
Step one: Preheat your oven to 350 degrees and set aside a greased pan. We used a cookie sheet, but feel free to cook it in a skillet or other shaped pan.
Step two: Mix together the dry ingredients – sugar, flour, baking soda, baking powder, filler, salt.
Step three: Create a hole in the middle of your dry ingredients. Add the melted margarine and buttermilk and combine. Do not knead the dough.
Step four: The dough will become crumbly. Mold and form it into a ball on your cooking sheet. Once it is ready for baking cut an X across the top of the dough.
Step five: Bake for 50 minutes. It will be golden-brown across the top. Serve with butter or enjoy it plain!
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