I have been planning to make Soda Bread all week long (I even bought buttermilk) and pinned a whole bunch of recipes. But I had just one of those weeks, you know the type, where the stress levels are high and exhaustion runs rampant. Instead of baking up loaves of bread Friday night as planned, I postponed it to Saturday morning. I spent Friday night with a glass of red wine and Cooper’s Hawk dinner.
Saturday morning, we slept in as long as Cooper would let us. We got invited to celebrate St. Patty’s Day down in the city with my brother and his friends. They began their morning at 7am, but we slept in and when I finally woke up, I took advantage of the sunshine by going for a run. My path was frozen so I just ran some laps around the neighborhood. When I came back, I had big plans to finally make soda bread to bring into the city. My brother called and said that parking was tough and that he would be okay with store bought soda bread.
So instead of making soda bread, we drove down to the city for a day of fun and green shenanigans.
Needless to say, Sunday morning started like this…
Followed by a trip to Whole Foods for breakfast ingredients.
We had a wonderful breakfast/brunch and then came back to the burbs to have lunch with my best friend.
I had plans (in my head) to make soda bread Sunday night, but instead the BOY and I curled up with Cooper to watch the second Hunger Games Movie. After a workout in in my neon green tshirt with my trainer in the morning, I came home to celebrate St. Pattys Day with homemade soda bread.
I found a great recipe complete with cinnamon and raisins on Pinterst. Yum!
I sprinkled some extra cinnamon and sugar over the top, which made the house smell unbelievable!
It only took 40 minutes for both breads to bake perfectly! We had a small situation on Saturday that involved Cooper breaking into the store bought soda bread bag for a taste test.
So I had to hide away my cooling bread in the laundry room for safety.
After my own taste test of course!
I am so excited to have soda bread in the house! I’m thinking about soda bread french toast for breakfast tomorrow (or maybe even dinner tonight)!
This recipe is absolutely incredible!
Here are a few other St. Patty’s Day favorites…
How did you celebrate St. Patty’s Day?
Cinnamon Raisin Irish Soda Bread
From Bakers Royale
5 cups flour
1 cup sugar
4 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 cup raisins
1 cup buttermilk
1 cup sour cream
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
*extra cinnamon/sugar to sprinkle over the top
Heat oven to 350 degrees. Lightly grease baking sheet or use Silpat.
Place flour, sugar, baking powder, cinnamon, baking soda and salt in a bowl and mix to combine. Stir in raisins. Set aside. Beat eggs in a bowl. Stir in buttermilk, sour cream and vanilla, then add to dry ingredients and stir until well combined.
Divide dough in half. Shape each portion into a ball. Place on prepared baking sheet. Make a deep X on top of each loaf with a knife. Sprinkle with cinnamon and sugar. Bake at 350 degrees for about 40-45 minutes or until toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean and top is golden brown. Transfer loaves to a wire rack to cool.