Mini Irish Soda Bread
This traditional Irish Soda Bread recipe is easy to make and requires just a few simple ingredients. Made without yeast, this quick bread recipe yields one small loaf. With a perfectly tender crumb and a wonderful golden crust, this soda bread pairs well with soups, chilis, stews, or alone with butter.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time40 mins
Cooling TIme10 mins
Total Time55 mins
Servings: 4 servings
- 1 cup all purpose flour
- 1 1/2 teaspoons sugar
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
- 1 tablespoon cold butter
- 1/4 cup raisins
- 1 large egg yolk
- 1/2 cup buttermilk
Heat oven to 425 degrees F (220 degrees C).
Whisk flour, sugar, salt, and baking soda together in a medium-sized mixing bowl.
Cut the butter into small pieces and work the butter into the flour using your fingers or a fork until it resembles coarse crumbs. Stir in the raisins.
In a small bowl, whisk together the egg yolk and buttermilk. Pour into the dry ingredients and mix with a spoon until just combined.
Turn the dough out onto a lightly floured work surface. Knead very lightly and form a 4-inch circle. (Add a little more flour to the dough if the dough becomes too sticky to handle). Do not over-knead!
Using a serrated knife, score top of dough about an inch and half deep in an "X" shape.
Place dough on a baking sheet and bake until bread is golden, about 35-40 minutes.HINT: If the top of the bread is getting too dark while baking, place a sheet of aluminum foil over the top.
Serve bread warm or at room temperature.
Serving: 1serving | Calories: 203kcal | Carbohydrates: 34g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 5g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 56mg | Sodium: 275mg | Potassium: 148mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 200IU | Vitamin C: 0.5mg | Calcium: 47mg | Iron: 1.8mg