On Saint Patrick’s day I’ve got surprising gift: Irish Soda Bread. It was gone almost immediately. Very tasty, sweet, a little bit crunchy, just fabulous. Bought at Walmart. Here is link to their recipe.
2 cups all-purpose flour
1/4 cup granulated sugar
1 1/2 tsp. baking powder
1 tsp. salt
3/4 tsp. baking soda
3 tbsp. unsalted butter, chilled
1 cup lowfat buttermilk
1/2 cup Nestlé® Raisinets® Milk Chocolate-Covered Raisins
1 tbsp. decorating or coarse sugar
Preheat oven to 375° F. Spray 8-inch-round cake pan with nonstick cooking spray.
Place flour, granulated sugar, baking powder, salt, and baking soda in food processor; pulse to combine (or, combine ingredients in large bowl).
Add butter to food processor; pulse until mixture resembles coarse meal (or, cut butter into pieces, add to bowl and use fingertips to rub until coarse meal forms).
Add buttermilk to food processor; pulse to combine (or, make well in center of flour mixture, then add buttermilk and stir dry ingredients into milk to blend).
Turn dough onto floured surface; gently knead in Raisinets. Form into ball. Place ball in prepared pan (dough will not come to edges of pan). Sprinkle top with decorating sugar.
Bake for 40 minutes or until golden brown. Cool in pan on wire rack for 10 minutes; remove to wire rack. Serve warm or at room temperature.