Happy St. Patrick's Day. I can't think of any better way to celebrate than with food. Last year I book marked this post from Mary at Lights on Bright No Brakes for Mrs.Frings’ Irish Soda Bread by Paul Vitale. I did not intend to wait an entire year before making it but that is how things worked out.
I followed the recipe ingredients but changed the procedures a bit. Instead of chopping the butter into 1/2 inch dice I froze the stick and then grated it into the dry ingredients. I also added the raisins to the dry ingredients instead of kneading them in after the wet ingredients. After the bread comes out of the oven the directions are to drape a damp towel over the bread until cool. That just seemed wrong to me, I like crusty bread. I have not made Irish Soda Bread before, the dough was a little scone like, but the result was delicious.
To get the recipe head over to Mary's website for Mrs. Frings' Irish Soda Bread.
And check out this year's post for Irish Soda Bread from Barefoot Contessa.