Irish Soda Bread Cookies

By: Jordan Herring

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Location of Ireland

  • Ireland is an island in the North Atlantic
  • Separated from Great Britain to its east by the North Channel, the Irish Sea, and St George's channel
  • East of Europe
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Traditions with this cuisine

  • This cuisine is mostly enjoyed on st. Patrick's Day on family gatherings
  • Eaten at family tables, of course while sitting

History of Irish bread

  • As befitting many of the best breads in the world Irish Soda Bread is a traditional product of a poor country, it was made with only the most basic of ingredients: flour, baking soda (used as a leavening agent instead of yeast), soured milk to moisten and activate the soda, and salt.

Ingredients

  • 2 cups
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 2/4 cup currants
  • 1 tsp caraway seeds
  • 1/2 cup buttermilk

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Line cookies sheets with parchment paper.
  2. Combine flour, baking soda and salt in a medium bowl.
  3. Beat butter and sugar in large bowl with electrical mixer at medium speed until fluffy. Add egg, beat 1 minute or until combined. Add flour mixture; beat on low speed until combined Add currants and caraway seeds; mix well. Add buttermilk; mix until combined.
  4. Drop tablespoonfuls of dough 1 inch apart on prepared cookie sheets. Bake 12 to 15 minutes or until light brown. Remove to wire racks; serve warm.