aunt helen’s soda bread

Just made an update – the recipe actually makes 2 loaves, not 1.

Well I lied yesterday.  I never got to make the soda bread and take pictures.  I was writing a paper until 3am and had to get up in time to make my 7:30am class this morning… just not enough hours in the day.  I had good intentions of making the bread tonight, but that doesn’t really help you out since St. Patrick’s day is here. 

Just because I ran out of time does not mean that you should spend your St. Patrick’s day without Katie’s Great Aunt Helen’s Soda Bread.  It just wouldn’t be fair. 

So without further adieu and without any pictures, here is another recipe that Katie has been so kind to share.  Enjoy! And Happy St. Patrick’s Day!

Aunt Helen’s Soda Bread

Makes 2 loaves

½ cup vegetable oil

2 eggs

2 cups buttermilk

1 cup currants

5 cup all purpose flour

1 tbsp caraway seeds

1 tsp baking powder

1 tsp baking soda

1 tsp salt

1 cup sugar

1.) Preheat oven to 375°F

2.) Mix together the dry ingredients. 

3.) Mix together the oil, buttermilk and eggs.  Add this mixture slowly to the dry ingredients. 

4.) Mix until well combined. 

5.) Shape the dough into two round loaves and set on a lightly oiled baking sheet. 

6.) Cut a cross in the top of each loaf and bake for 45 minutes.

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One thought on “aunt helen’s soda bread

  1. This is quite possibly one of the greatest breads ever. You have to serve it with Kerry’s Gold Irish Butta…omg, it’s amazing. I could eat this bread and butter for dinner for a month and be happy.

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