Easy Mini Irish Soda Bread is a treat for St. Patrick’s Day, an Irish Afternoon Tea, or any spring gathering. They’re moist and tender with melted butter, sweetened with raisins and rich with buttermilk. And to me… perfect in every way.
3 cups of flour
3 teaspoons baking powder
⅛ teaspoon baking soda
3 tablespoons sugar
1/2 teaspoon salt
½ stick of butter, melted
1 cup raisins
1 to 1-1/4 cups buttermilk
Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F and line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Set aside.
Melt the butter and then whisk together the flour, baking powder, baking soda, sugar, and salt in a medium-size bowl. Add the raisins and then make a well in the center. To the well, add the melted butter, egg and 1 cup buttermilk. Carefully mix together until no flour spots remain. You may need to add another 1/4 cup of buttermilk. I tend to always need that extra amount to make the dough pliable.
Divide the dough into 9 mounds of about ½ cup each. Transfer the dough to the parchment lined baking sheet, cut a cross in the top and brush each a drizzle of buttermilk. Bake in a 400°F oven until slightly risen and golden brown; 20 to 25 minutes.
For me, I can’t imagine Irish Soda Bread without a drizzle of the finest honey I can find. It’s such a treat! Serve warm or room temperature. And… they freeze exceptionally well too.
Keywords: Irish Soda Bread, Mini Irish Soda Bread