My mother likes to claim more irish than she really is. I think its because she has red hair. Also because she LOVES a good tartan pattern….and bagpipes….AND a delicious soda bread. Therefore because of her affinity towards the irish culture, in my household, we grew up whole heartedly celebrating St. Patrick’s day. My mom did it all–green pancakes, green milk, green jello, green shirts, green bread you think of it, I’ve probably experienced it. However, the best of all was the corned beef and the soda bread. Can’t beat it. And in my opinion, you can’t buy it. It just won’t taste the same as if you make it yourself.
It is so simple, one doesn’t even need to haul their mixer out from under the sink! You can just use one bowl.
The best part is the criss cross on the top of every good irish soda bread. (thumbs up emoji).
It requires no yeast, and so no rising which equals more immediate delicious bread! I use cornmeal or cream of wheat for my baking stone. It gives it a nice little crunch. And I also sprinkle some salt on the top for just a little something extra.
I mean, that center?? Its so dense and moist!
And then, before you know it….you will have eaten the entire thing and it is gone. I hate it when that happens.
Honey Wheat Irish Soda Bread
SEVING SIZE: 8 slender slices
PREP TIME: 15 min
TOTAL TIME: 1 hour
1 cup all purpose flour
2 1/2 cups white whole wheat flour
1/2 cup honey
1/2 tsp baking soda
1 tsp salt
2 cups non-fat greek yogurt
3/4 cups raisins/currants (can use either or both)
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Mix dry ingredients in bowl including raisins. Beat eggs and yogurt in a smaller bowl. Add egg mixture to flour mixture. It will be thick. Knead into a ball, dust with cornmeal or flour and cut a shallow X in the top. Sprinkle with salt. Place on cornmeal dusted baking stone. Bake for 40 min or until golden brown on top. ENJOY!