Healthy St. Patrick's Day Recipes: Whole Wheat Irish Soda Bread
If baking bread intimidates you – fear not, friends. This whole-wheat Irish soda bread recipe doesn't require kneading, proofing, or bread-baking experience! Plus, it's delicious and pairs beautifully with our healthier version of corned beef and cabbage!
- 4 cups whole-wheat flour
- 1 tsp baking soda
- 1 tsp fine sea salt
- 2 tbsp unsalted butter, cold
- 2 cups reduced-fat buttermilk
- 1 tsp vegetable oil
- 1 cup raisins
- Preheat your oven to 400 degrees and grease a cast-iron skillet with your oil.
- In a large mixing bowl, whisk together your flour, baking soda, and sea salt.
- Using a fork, pastry cutter or your fingers, mix cold butter into your flour until the butter pieces are fine and crumbly. Stir in raisins.
- Add your buttermilk to the dry ingredients and mix by hand or with a wooden spoon until a dough forms. It should feel heavy and sticky.
- Shape your dough into a ball and place in your skillet. Then, take a serrated knife and score a deep X through the top of your dough. About 1-inch deep.
- Bake for 55 minutes, or until the internal temperature reaches 200 degrees.
- Let the bread cool for 10 minutes before slicing.
Updated February 27, 2023