Go raibh céad míle maith agat to my favorite Irish lass, Regina, for sharing this recipe with me! It’s never hard to get me to try a recipe when the instructions read “coat with butter and baste with butter.” This is a simple, delicious bread and a huge crowd pleaser.
Lucille’s Famous Irish Soda Bread
3 cups flour
2/3 cup sugar
1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon cream of tartar
1 1/2 cups buttermilk
2 eggs beaten
1 cup raisins
1/2 stick of butter
Preaheat oven to 350 degrees and grease and flour a loaf pan.
Sift all dry ingredients together. In a separate bowl, beat the eggs and add buttermilk. Thoroughly mix the dry ingredients with the wet ingredients and add raisins last. Melt butter. Pour bread batter into pan, coat with butter and baste with butter. Bake for 35-40 minutes (my oven took closer to 45 minutes) or until golden on top and a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.
Enjoy hot with more butter.
This bread was so good I decided to dress it up a little naughtier. I took a nice slice of the soda bread, buttered it on both sides, grilled it on the stovetop and served it with some vanilla ice cream, chocolate syrup and fresh whipped cream. It was so good!