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.
|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.|