Nana's Irish Soda Bread With Whiskey Soaked Raisins

“Our family favorite Irish soda bread recipe! Cut into wedges and serve warm with fresh butter as a traditional side to hearty Irish fare such as Stew, Cottage or Shepherd's Pie, or Corned Beef Dinner. Also a tasty tea-time snack served with butter and a dab of marmalade or a drizzle of honey, or with a slice of smoked salmon. Enjoy!”
READY IN:
1hr 10mins
YIELD:
1 round loaf Irish Soda Bread
UNITS:
US

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. Preheat the oven to 350°F.
  2. In a small saucepan or in the microwave, bring the whiskey and honey to a boil and add the raisins or currants. Cover and off the heat. Set aside and let steep.
  3. Butter a round 1 1/2 to 2 quart baking dish, set aside.
  4. Add the flour, sugar, baking soda, baking powder and salt together in a large bowl; use a wire whisk to combine.
  5. In a small bowl, beat the eggs and stir in the sour cream, mixing well to combine.
  6. Add the egg mixture to the flour mixture, stir well with a wooden spoon (batter will be thick).
  7. Stir in the whiskey-soaked raisins or currants (along with the whiskey-honey they were steeped in); blend well.
  8. Turn batter into the prepared baking dish.
  9. Dust the top with flour and pat the batter evenly in the pan with your hands.
  10. Use a sharp knife to make a cross on the top.
  11. Bake for 50 minutes in preheated 350 F oven.
  12. Remove to a rack and let cool for 10 minutes, then turn out onto a serving dish. Cut into wedges and serve warm with real butter.

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