This time of year, my in box is loaded with this person’s or that’s “best” soda bread.
It can’t be.
Because our friend Barb’s Aunt Beezy’s recipe is by far, the A NUMBER ONE, All Out BEST Soda Bread we have ever had the good fortune to savor.
Check out the wicked simple details…
•3 cups flour
•2/3 cup sugar
•1 tsp baking powder
•1 tsp baking soda
•1 tsp salt
•1-1/2 cup dried fruit*
•2 tsp melted butter, cooled
•2 eggs, beaten
•1-3/4 cup + 2 tbsp buttermilk
*Dried cherries, raisins, cranberries, choose your faves or mix and match to come up with 1-1/2 cup. Just do not use fresh fruit. I have tried it, and the results were not pretty.
Heat your oven to 350º and apply cooking spray to a loaf pan.
Whisk the flour together with the sugar, baking powder, and baking soda in a large bowl to combine.
Stir in the dried fruit.
Whisk the eggs together with the cooled melted butter and the buttermilk until well blended.
Stir the buttermilk mixture into the flour and fruit mixture just until mixed together.
Transfer the batter to your prepared loaf pan and bake for 50 to 60 minutes; or until the top is lightly browned and a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.
Cool completely on a rack, then tip the loaf out of the pan and serve.
Mebbe with some of our fave Kerry Gold Irish butter, because, why not?
Just an observation; but any leftover slices make mighty fine French Toast.