Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Irish Soda Bread Biscuit


I love Irish Soda Bread and see no reason why it can't be made all year round instead of only during the month of March. So, when I came across this recipe on Mikelle's site, Food, Fun, Life, I decided to go ahead and make it. Who cares if it's May?

It's different from other soda breads I've made in that it uses eggs and butter. I wondered how that would change the texture and taste. Mikelle described it as being like a giant biscuit and that's exactly what it is!!! The outside is so deliciously crunchy while the inside is soft and fluffy. I couldn't keep my hands off of this one. Spread with butter and jam this would be nothing short of incredible. I think this would even make great drop biscuits. Oh the possibilities.

Irish Soda Bread (Food, Fun, Life)

3 c. flour
2 Tbsp. sugar
1 tsp. baking soda
1 tsp. salt
4 Tbsp. unsalted butter
1 egg
1 1/2 - 2 c. buttermilk

Combine flour, sugar, baking soda, and salt. Cut in the butter until it resembles coarse crumbs. Make a well in the center and add the egg and the buttermilk. Mix until just moistened (it will look like biscuit dough). Form the dough into a ball in a greased round cake pan. Bake at 350F for about 45 min. or until browned and sounds hollow when tapped.

13 comments:

  1. What a clever idea! Who says we just have to enjoy Irish Soda bread on St. Patrick's Day :) XOXO

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  2. Oh yum! I'd love to make that bread if it is like a giant biscuit :) Who could resist that?
    Also, I wanted to invite you to link up some of your delicious recipes (like those strawberry chocolate chip muffins!) on the new linky portion of These Chicks Cooked. Hope you're have a blessed week, Lisa!
    Katie

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  3. So many delicious possibilities with this! Looking forward to trying this one with all sorts of tasty jams, maybe some clotted cream, and definitely some softened butter.

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  4. I've never had it but I would like to make it at some point :)

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  5. That just sounds fantastic. I cannot wait to try this. Thanks for trying and sharing.

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  6. I love this! This looks sooo tasty! Thanks for sharing a great recipe.

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  7. Irish soda bread is wonderful! And your recipe looks perfect ( NO raisins ;)).

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  8. Yay! Thanks for sharing this recipe. I thought it was a fun recipe and my family really enjoyed it! Thanks again for sharing! :)

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  9. I like giant biscuits! Had Irish soda bread for the first time this past St. Patrick's day. Good stuff!

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  10. This is a great idea since I love Irish Soda bread so much. It looks so yummy!

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  11. I love the shape of your bread :) It looks like a huge puffed cookie and I'm a big bread lover so I'll have to give this one a try soon :) I also want to thank you for the nice comment on my blog! I still can't believe to be the no.1 spot on your link party - I mean there's always so many wonderful sweets :) Thank you!

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  12. I have the worst luck with Irish soda bread. Maybe making it into a biscuit would work better. I will have to give it a try!

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