1 crisp apple, cut into small chunks
4 1/4 cups flour
1 tsp salt
1 tsp baking soda
4 tsp butter
1 large egg, beaten
1 3/4 cup buttermilk
Irish soda bread is a tradition for St Patricks day here in the US.


1.Mix the dry ingredients and then add the apple pieces
2.Add the milk and stir well. The mix should be more like a batter than dough.
3.Bake at 355° for 35-40 minutes. Let it cool for 5 minutes before serving.

Irish Soda Breadhas a distinctive taste which is very different from many of the dessert type breads people in the United States are used to. A true Irish soda bread recipe doesn’t include sugar, raisins or cranberries. For ours we included apples. If you’re looking for a dessert that isn’t too sweet or rich this is a good choice. Adding a little fresh whipped cream offsets the breads dry texture perfectly. A light sprinkle of cinnamon over the top is a nice finishing touch.

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