So, yes, this is going to come back to Mary Kate again. You probably think I’m obsessed with her…which I kinda am, but it’s cool. Mary Kate and her family really brought me into the Irish culture which I am now in love with so I’m very thankful to her for that. But I’m here to present Mary Kate’s mother’s (Jodi) amazing soda bread recipe. Last year I baked a soda bread (not her recipe) and it came out botched, so I was so so happy with this recipe and it came out beautifully this past Sunday. I take absolutely zero credit for this one, it is all Mary Kate’s mom. Try it out–you will definitely want to save this one!
- Prep Time: 12 minutes
- Bake Time: 50-55 minutes
- 2 cups flour [I used 1 cup whole wheat flour, 1 cup regular–Mary Kate’s idea, came out wonderfully]
- 3/4 cup sugar
- 1/2 stick butter [softened]
- 1 egg
- 3/4 cup buttermilk
- 1/2 tsp baking soda
- 1/4 cup raisins, craisins, chocolate chips [any of the extras you want to throw in]
- Pre-heat the oven to 350 degrees
- Grease up a bread pan
- Mix the two flours, the sugar, and the butter together in a medium or large-sized bowl
- Beat the egg and then put it into the flour/sugar/butter mixture
- Pour in the buttermilk
- Add the baking soda
- Now fold or throw in any of the additives that you want. For my case, I just used raisins. I didn’t exactly just to 1/4 cup, I just sprinkled them on as I folded them in so that there were plenty spread out
- Gently pour and spread into the bread pan, making sure it is even so it rises properly
- Pop it into the oven (remember 350 degrees) and wait a dreadful tantalizing 50-55 minutes for it to bake.
And there you have it. A simple recipe, but an absolutely scrumptious one. I found myself wanting more after Chris and I finished the leftover loaf that Monday. This delicious soda bread does not require St. Patty’s Day for it to be made, make it any day for a delicious, semi-healthy treat! Give your thanks to the wonderful, beautiful Jodi!! Cheers!