Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Sweet Soda Bread

This is my other recipe for quick Irish Soda Bread.
It's a slightly sweet version that's especially
nice with coffee or tea.
 Butter, an egg, baking powder and sugar are
added to my classic Irish Soda Bread.
You can also add 1C of raisins. 
Then it's called Spotted Dog.
If you don't have buttermilk combine 1C milk
with 1t apple cider vinegar and let sit for 5 mins.
Whisk in the egg and the melted butter.
 Combine with the dry ingredients and lightly mix.
Dough will be sticky
(see my classic recipe.)
Put into a greased pan and cut a cross on top.
Spread with 1T reserved liquid ingredients.
Bake @375 for about 45 minutes, or
until golden.
 Eat warm with lots of butter.
Good with soups, chili, or just with butter and jam.
It's nice toasted too.
A very easy quick bread for any
time of the year!

Sweet Soda Bread
4C flour
4T sugar
1T baking powder
1t soda
1/2t salt
1-1/2C buttermilk
1 stick butter, melted
1 egg

Combine dry ingredients in a large bowl
In a measuring cup whisk the
buttermilk or soured milk
with the egg and melted butter.
Add all but about 1T to the dry ingredients,
(reserving  1T in the cup)
Mix gently until the dough comes together.
Turn onto floured board and knead a few
times and form into a disk. Put into
a greased pan and cut a cross on top.
Spread the reserved buttermilk
mixture on top with your fingers.
Bake @375º until golden, about
45 minutes.
Serve warm with butter.
tip: add the  buttermilk gradually
stirring just until the dough comes
 together. Work quickly and
gently. Don't overwork.



  1. This looks good. I can't wait to give this recipe a try.

  2. This is so delicious. I have tried soda bread dipped in coffee, its tastes become remarkably delicious. Thanks for sharing the recipe.

    Finn Felton
    Kopi Luwak

  3. Gorgeous. My father had some and is annoying my mother to get this recipe to make more. Big winner :-)

  4. Can you turn this into any pan to bake?

    1. Yes you can. Let me know how you like it.