Thursday, February 24, 2011

Irish Soda Bread Muffins

This is much beloved recipe from my heavily Irish-laden family. My mom used to make these all the time as do I- they are not just for St. Patty's. Top them with Irish Kerrygold butter or preserves. Go mbeanni dia duit!

IRISH SODA BREAD MUFFINS:
Ingredients:
-2 c flour
-3 Tbsp. sugar
-1/2 tsp salt
-2 tsp. baking powder
-1 Tbsp caraway seeds (optional)
-1/2 tsp baking soda
-1/4 c cold butter
-3/4 cup raisins (optional)
-1 c buttermilk
-1 egg
Directions: Preheat oven to 375 degrees/ Place first six ingredients in a large mixing bowl. Cut in butter with a pastry blender (or fork, or hands) until batter resembles coarse crumbs. In a small bowl, whisk together buttermilk and egg. Stir into crumb mixture. Stir in raisins. Spoon dough into greased muffin tin and bake for 20 minutes.
* If you have time to allow the ingredients to come to room temperature, you will enjoy a lighter muffin.
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1 comment:

Madeline and Family said...

These sound perfect for breakfast morning.

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