I’m so fortunate to have friends from so many different backgrounds. I hit my dear friend Angie (from high school days) up for an Irish soda bread recipe, and she sent me this wonderful kid friendly recipe. Baking it in a loaf pan makes it easy to slice, and the bread is more moist as well. Happy St. Patrick’s Day! Enjoy!
2 cups all purpose flour, plus extra to flour loaf pan and toss with raisins
1⁄2 cup golden raisins
1⁄2 cup sour cream
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 teaspoon orange zest
1 cup sugar
11⁄2 teaspoons baking powder
1⁄2 teaspoon salt
Pinch of baking soda
2 tablespoons butter, cut into pea size pieces
- Preheat oven to 350.
- Grease and flour a 9 x 5 loaf pan.
- Mix raisins in a small bowl with a large pinch of flour, set aside.
- In a small bowl whisk eggs, sour cream, vanilla, and orange zest until combined. Set aside.
- Place flour, sugar, baking powder, salt, baking soda, and butter into a stand mixer with the paddle attachment.
- Mix on low speed until butter is combined with the dry ingredients.
- Add raisins.
- Add egg mixture and mix on low until just combined.
- Pour into prepared pan.
- Bake for 1 hour, until a toothpick inserted into the loaf comes out clean.
- Cool on wire rack.
- Slice and serve with butter if desired.
- Wrap leftovers well with tin foil to preserve moistness.
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