Easy Irish Soda Bread With Greek Yogurt

Irish Soda Bread

St. Patrick’s Day is one of our favorite holidays around here.  I usually buy Irish soda bread from a great local bakery, but this year I decided to try making it.  This recipe is super easy and uses Greek yogurt in place of some of the buttermilk.  Greek yogurt and Irish soda bread….who would have guessed that particular culture combo could be so yummy!

Irish Soda Bread

Ingredients:

4 cups all purpose flour

1/3 sugar

1 1/2 tsp. salt

1 tsp. baking soda

4 Tbs. cold butter, diced

1 cup nonfat plain Greek yogurt

3/4 cup buttermilk

1 egg, lightly beaten

1 cup raisins tossed in a pinch or two of flour

Directions:

1. Preheat oven to 375.  Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or use a silicone liner.

2. In the bowl of a large mixer, mix flour, sugar, baking soda, and salt until combined.  Add diced butter and mix until small crumbs form.

3. In a separate bowl, mix egg, yogurt and buttermilk.  Add to dry ingredients in mixer.  Do not over mix.  Toss raisins with a pinch or two of flour and add to dough, mixing until raisins are distributed.

4. Turn dough onto a well-floured surface and gently kneed a couple times, and form into a rounded mound.  Transfer to the baking sheet and slit the top of the loaf with a knife.  Bake 50 minutes or until lightly golden brown.

Irish soda bread with honey

Extra yummy with butter and honey … then again, what’s not?

One thought on “Easy Irish Soda Bread With Greek Yogurt

  1. Cindy

    I had the pleasure of eating half the loaf!!! It was delicious and so good warm with butter and honey.
    Who could ask for anything better with a cup of tea….only wish I had used a little more restraint. I consumed
    a half a loaf in 3 days :(((( A real treat, I just don’t wear it well! Thanks for sharing it with me.

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