Irish Soda Bread Knots - Sugar and Cloth

Irish Soda Bread Knots

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photos and recipe contributed by Nanette of Cultural Chromatics

I have to admit, I lived the first 20 years of my life not knowing what the amazingness of Irish Soda bread was. Then one fateful summer day, my friend brought back a loaf from her local grocery store, saying, “Have you ever tried Irish Soda Bread? It’s pretty good.” I tore off a piece, not expecting much, and took a bite. And with that bite, I was converted. Converted into a huge fan of the deliciousness that is Irish Soda bread.

So, I decided to try my own version of the bread– an easier recipe that doesn’t call for yeast. It’s a bit of a cross between a dense bread and a scone, which melts perfectly in your mouth with coffee. And it’s not terribly sweet, which makes it an ideal breakfast for a weekday morning!
 
Ingredients:
  • 2 cups wheat flour
  • 2 cups all purpose flour (if you don’t have wheat, you can also just use 4 cups all purpose flour)
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 1 tablespoon baking soda
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 6 tablespoons cold butter, cut into cubes
  • 1.5 cup raisins
  • 2 tablespoons caraway seeds
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 1.5 cup butter milk

irish soda bread knots recipe

Begin by preheating the oven to 425 degrees, and spray a muffin pan with cooking oil. Then, combine the flour, sugar, salt, baking powder, baking soda in a food processor. Quickly pulse so it’s just mixed, then add the butter. Add the butter and pulse until it’s just combined and resembles a coarse meal. If you don’t have a food processor, you can do the same thing and cut the butter into the flour mixture using two butter knives.
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Transfer the flour and butter mixture into a large bowl, and mix in the raisins and the caraway seeds. Then, make a well in the middle and pour in the buttermilk and the egg. Gently knead until it’s just combined– do not over mix or the bread will turn out too dry.
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Fill the muffin tins with the dough and bake for about 30 minutes, or until the tops are lightly browned. Enjoy with a piping hot beverage!
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nanette wong
photos and recipe contributed by Nanette of Cultural Chromatics
Irish Soda Bread Knots - Sugar and Cloth

Irish Soda Bread Knots

irish soda bread-9irish soda bread-4

photos and recipe contributed by Nanette of Cultural Chromatics

I have to admit, I lived the first 20 years of my life not knowing what the amazingness of Irish Soda bread was. Then one fateful summer day, my friend brought back a loaf from her local grocery store, saying, “Have you ever tried Irish Soda Bread? It’s pretty good.” I tore off a piece, not expecting much, and took a bite. And with that bite, I was converted. Converted into a huge fan of the deliciousness that is Irish Soda bread.

So, I decided to try my own version of the bread– an easier recipe that doesn’t call for yeast. It’s a bit of a cross between a dense bread and a scone, which melts perfectly in your mouth with coffee. And it’s not terribly sweet, which makes it an ideal breakfast for a weekday morning!
 
Ingredients:
  • 2 cups wheat flour
  • 2 cups all purpose flour (if you don’t have wheat, you can also just use 4 cups all purpose flour)
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 1 tablespoon baking soda
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 6 tablespoons cold butter, cut into cubes
  • 1.5 cup raisins
  • 2 tablespoons caraway seeds
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 1.5 cup butter milk

irish soda bread knots recipe

Begin by preheating the oven to 425 degrees, and spray a muffin pan with cooking oil. Then, combine the flour, sugar, salt, baking powder, baking soda in a food processor. Quickly pulse so it’s just mixed, then add the butter. Add the butter and pulse until it’s just combined and resembles a coarse meal. If you don’t have a food processor, you can do the same thing and cut the butter into the flour mixture using two butter knives.
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Transfer the flour and butter mixture into a large bowl, and mix in the raisins and the caraway seeds. Then, make a well in the middle and pour in the buttermilk and the egg. Gently knead until it’s just combined– do not over mix or the bread will turn out too dry.
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Fill the muffin tins with the dough and bake for about 30 minutes, or until the tops are lightly browned. Enjoy with a piping hot beverage!
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nanette wong
photos and recipe contributed by Nanette of Cultural Chromatics

Comments

  • thouswellblog

    03.11.14

    My dad is always making irish soda bread because it’s so easy, so I’ll have to share this recipe with him so he can change it up sometimes!

  • corinanika

    03.11.14

    This looks so freaking delicious!!

    • Ashley said:

      haha, I totally agree!

  • Never heard about this recipe! But, it looks sooo delicious that I think I’m gonna try it ;)
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    Novella

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  • Ashley

    03.11.14

    let us know how you like it! :)

  • Wow I’ve never tried or even heard of Irish soda bread, it looks absolutely delicious !! Will definitely have to try this one ! :)

    • Ashley said:

      I hadn’t either, definitely love it though!

  • Kait

    03.11.14

    This looks soooooo good!! Def going to have to try making a gluten free version of this!! Thanks for sharing

    • Ashley said:

      that’s a great idea ;)

  • Rebekah

    03.13.14

    Looks like the perfect treat for St. Patty’s day breakfast. I can’t wait to try these!

  • Heide M.

    03.15.14

    This would be perfect with some Irish coffee. Thanks for posting.

    • Ashley said:

      What’s not perfect with Irish coffee?! Just kidding.. sort of ;)

  • rae

    03.25.14

    This looks absolutely fabulous. Lately I have gotten the urge to start baking, so I will def. try to make this for me and the boyfriend next week! Stunning photos as well.

    rae of lovefromberlin