Irish Soda Bread Cookies
By: Jordan Herring
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
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.
- 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
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Line cookies sheets with parchment paper.
- Combine flour, baking soda and salt in a medium bowl.
- 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.
- 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.