Thursday, March 8, 2012

Irish Soda Bread Muffins

One of my favorite foods during the usual month long celebration of St. Patricks Day is Irish Soda Bread. I generally buy myself a loaf or two throughout the month to slice and eat for breakfast. These muffins are a great alternative, they are moist and delicious for breakfast or to go along side of the traditional corned beef and cabbage meal on the 17th. The baked goods I get from my local Shoprite are good and convenient when I don't have time to make things but most of the time I know I can make a better version of it at home so this time I did.

2 Cups Flour
3 Tbsp Sugar
1 1/2 Tsp Baking Powder
1/2 Tsp Baking Soda
1/2 Tsp Salt
1/4 Cup Salted Butter
1 Cup Low Fat Buttermilk
1 Egg
3/4 Cup Raisins
Pam Spray
Start by preheating your oven to 375 F. Spray your muffin pan with Pam and set aside. Next, whisk together your dry ingredients in a large bowl.
In a separate smaller bowl whisk together the egg and the buttermilk.
Use a pastry cutter to add the cold salted butter into the dry ingredients until it is well combined and resembles coarse crumbles. If you are like me and you don't own a pastry cutter you can use two knives and move them back and forth like scissors or put it all in a food processor and your result will be the same.
Whisk the wet ingredients into the dry until a moist batter is formed. Add the raisins and whisk again so they are evenly distributed throughout the muffins.
Fill the muffin tins to the top with the batter. I got 9 good sized muffins out of my batch. Bake for about 25 minutes or until the tops are golden brown and a toothpick comes out of the center of a muffin clean. Cool in the tin for 5 minutes. They are best warm so either serve them immediately or put them out on a rack to cool completely. If you are going to enjoy them later I suggest putting them in the toaster oven to reheat.

Enjoy!! - Nicole


  1. Good Morning Nicole,
    I just love that you made the Irish Soda Bread into Muffins. What a great idea, and I sure wish there were two of those in front of me to have right now with my coffee. Hope you are having a great week end and thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday.
    Happy St. Patrick's Day and Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen

  2. This recipe looks great! Thanks for doing this as muffins. It will help me portion it better. I tend to eat too much soda bread @ once. ;)

  3. Great idea! I love Irish Soda bread too and never thought to make it in muffin form. Thanks for the recipe!

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