Thursday, March 17, 2011

Guinness & Irish Soda Bread to the face!


We don't normally let Russ drink Guinness but since it's Saint Patrick's day we gave into his whining, he's Irish at heart!

In celebration of this fantastic day I baked up some of my Nana's Irish Soda Bread and wanted to share with you her SECRET recipe, so SHh don't tell anyone!

5 cups flour
1 cup sugar                                          
½ tsp baking soda
½ tsp salt
4 tsp baking powder  
1 cup buttermilk
1 cup sour cream

Mix together dry ingredients

Add to the dry ingredients:
1 C buttermilk
1 C sour cream
and Knead dough for about 5 min.

Get in there!! If the dough is too dry add a bit more sour cream or buttermilk.

Add raisins (opt)  I usually add the raisins but end up picking half of them out when I eat the bread.

Halve the dough and place in two 9in. buttered and floured baking pans 

Make a cross on the dough (I did this but you can't really tell)

Bake at 350 for 50 min.  
Brush butter on the top of bread 5 min. before removing from the oven for a golden color

Devour! Mmm.


  1. thanks for sharing the recipe! It looks scrumptious :)

  2. Our pup is always trying to get a taste of beer/wine/cocktail! It's so funny!