So we just traveled home today after a nice week’s vacation at my parents house. It was obvious all the way home that my children had just left their Irish Grandmother’s house very close to St. Patrick’s Day! All the way home we heard them chattering about gold, leprechauns and shamrocks 🙂 I adore watching them listen to my mother’s stories. Seeing their eyes light up hearing about Irish folklore and traditions makes my heart warm. So when we got home I decided it would be a fun treat to make Irish soda bread together.
Little hands love to help but I try to make it as simple as possible for them by prepping all of the ingredients first. Then they can just dump as we need something. Other times I let them measure along with me depending on time. Tonight we only had just enough time before bed to make it quickly!
2 cups flour
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
3 Tablespoons butter
3/4 cup buttermilk
1 egg lightly beaten
2 Tablespoons brown sugar
1/3 cup raisins
Preheat your oven to 350 degrees.
1. Mix the first four ingredients.
2. Cut in the butter with a pastry cutter.
3. Add the last four ingredients.
4. Stir gently until just mixed.
Place it on a lightly greased baking pan.
Lightly brush with another beaten egg before placing in the oven for 30-35 minutes at 350 degrees.
Let it cool and enjoy! The sweet kind is our favorite 🙂 thanks for stopping by.