Do you watch The Barefoot Contessa on the Food Network? I record her shows on my DVR so I can enjoy watching them on my free time. Ina recently showed how to make Irish Soda Bread. I made it last weekend and my husband and I loved it! It goes great with Corned Beef and Cabbage. Instead of the currants in her recipe, I used baking raisins and I left out the orange zest. You can spread butter, jam, or cream cheese on a slice of this delicious bread. I highly recommend this recipe. It’s so easy to make. You knead it a few times and shape it (as shown below). There’s no yeast in the recipe so there’s no rising time involved. Here’s the link to her recipe for Irish Soda Bread.
The dough is very sticky, so sprinkle some flour over it so you can shape the dough without getting the dough stuck to your hands.
Cut an X in the dough with a serrated knife.
Bake at 375 degrees F for 45 – 55 minutes. Test with a tooth pick to make sure it’s cooked in the center. The tooth pick should come out dry. Isn’t she a beauty?