To make quarantine go by faster, all you knead is a simple bread recipe! Melissa, our Senior Technical Designer, breaks down how to make Irish soda bread from scratch, crumb-by-crumb.
“I’ve been making this quick bread for almost a decade! What I like about this recipe is that it is so easy and you can substitute a lot of the ingredients and still get great results. I eat this sliced with butter, but it makes a great toast and French Toast too!”
Ingredients You Knead
3 3/4 cups flour
1/2 cup sugar
4 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt* (*Skip if your butter is salted)
1/4 pound cold butter, cut into pieces
2 cups raisins
2 teaspoons caraway seeds
3 eggs* (*Optional: add an extra egg to brush on top)
1 cup kefir
Ready to Roll
* Preheat oven to 400F. Butter a 9″ x 5″ loaf pan.
* In a large bowl, combine all flour, sugar, baking powder and baking soda. * Rub or cut the butter into the mixture and mix with your hands until you have a coarse texture. Stir in raisins.
* Whisk two eggs and kefir together in a bowl. Add wet mixture to the dry ingredients and mix until all dry is incorporated.
* Pour batter into your loaf pan. Use a wet hand to smooth the top of the loaf. If you want, beat an extra egg to brush over the top of your loaf. Use a serrated knife to slash down the middle of the loaf.
* Bake in the middle of the oven for about 1 hour. Check with a toothpick for doneness starting at 50 minutes. When done, turn onto a wire rack and let cool.
Last, But Not Yeast
We all have meals that bring us comfort. We want to whip up your favorite feel-good recipes to feature on the ModCloth blog – whether it’s a family recipe or a meal you’ve perfected yourself. Submit your feel-good recipes to firstname.lastname@example.org.