St. Patrick’s Day Food – Irish Soda Bread

Guest Post By Deirdre Smith

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I am so excited about sharing on No Time For Flash Cards today. I have been following this blog for along time and love Allison’s ideas. My son  (JDaniel) loves to cook and bake with me. With Saint Patrick’s Day drawing near I thought it would be fun to make Irish Soda Bread. Bread making has always been a challenge for me. The end products are usually too tough because I have over kneaded them. Bread that tastes like a rock or should I say Blarney Stone isn’t good at all.

While searching through recipes online, I found one for Irish Soda Bread that didn’t require any kneading at all just stirring called Amazingly Easy Irish Soda Bread on AllRecipes.com. My son loves to stir. This sounded like a great recipe for us.
It is super easy too. This one just required dumping in ingredients and stirring. We are both really good at that.
Here is the recipe:

Easy Irish Soda Bread

Ingredients:
3 cups of bleached flour ( I used unbleached.)
1 tablespoon of baking powder
1/3 cup of sugar
1 teaspoon of salt
1 teaspoon of baking soda
1 egg
2 cups of buttermilk
¼ cup of melted butter
I added:
1 cup of raisins or a dried fruit your children like

Directions:
1. Grease the bottom of a loaf pan and preheat the oven to 325 degrees.
2. Dump in all the dry ingredients.

3. Mix them together.

4. Add the egg and melt butter.

5. Stir until all the ingredients are moist.

6. Add raisins and stir just until they are blended into the mixture.

7. Pour into pan.

8. Bake for one hour.
9. Let it cool overnight.

10. Eat!

 

 

JDaniel4′s Mom spent twenty years teaching children as elementary school teacher in Virginia and South Carolina before becoming a mom. Now her four year old son JDaniel is teaching her to explore the world through his eyes. She hosts a weekly link up called Read.Explore.Learn. that encourages bloggers to share ways they are extending ideas they have read in books with their children through crafts, learning experiences, cooking and more.

 

Comments

  1. Amy says

    The funny thing is, the “simple Irish soda bread” listed here is actually more complicated than true Irish soda bread. And actually because this recipe has raisins in it, it is actually “Spotted Bread”.
    True soda bread had 4 ingredients: flour, baking soda, salt and buttermilk.

      • Amy says

        There is hardly any kneading with authentic irish soda bread either. I just made it the other day and it literally took me 10-15 minutes to put together and throw in the oven and just 30 minutes to bake.

  2. says

    Looks like a great recipe to make with a little one. Thanks for sharing it. I love JDaniel4′sMom’s blog. She has a true love of learning and exploring with her son.

  3. says

    We do something similar with beer – and raisins – Oh. So. Yummy! And I love how simple your recipe is, easy for the kids to make solo!

  4. says

    I love this recipe, Deirdre. So often, little kids don’t have the patience to knead bread dough and wait for it to rise (sometimes multiple times!). It may not be authentic, but it looks delicious!!

  5. says

    Ooooh looks delicious! We love making soda bread (have made it in a bag before, to avoid all that stickiness!). Love the addition of raisins to make it that little bit more yummy – maybe even Eastery!?

    Maggy

  6. Sophie says

    Looks yummy, but yes this is a tea cake since it has not only raisins but also sugar added in. I like to add currants to mine which makes mine not authentic either oh well LOL

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