Irish Soda Bread is a staple of many households around Str. Patrick's Day.

Jodi's mom was staying at her friend Pat's in Massachusetts ahead of our daughter's wedding and came home with a recipe that we had to try.

The challenge with a lot of baking recipes is the need to spray a non-stick in order to remove the cake or bread from the pan. Since we don't use seed oils, most sprays are out. So Jodi improvised.

Instead of a bread pan or bundt pan, she did it free form on a baking sheet and used parchment paper. She made a few other substitutions, including buttermilk instead of regular milk and topping the bread with a little sugar.

We ate it hot out of the oven with Irish butter and a little sprinkle of salt. Perfect.

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Spadea's St. Patrick's Day Irish soda bread recipe
Spadea's St. Patrick's Day Irish soda bread recipe
  • 4 cups of organic (NOT enriched or bleached) flour
  • ¾ cup of sugar
  • 4 teaspoons of baking powder (not soda)
  • stick of butter
  • 2 eggs
  • dash of salt
  • 1 teaspoon of caraway seeds
  • 2 cups of raisins

Mix and cook for 1 hour at 350 degrees.


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