Friday, March 15, 2013
Sweet Irish Soda Bread Biscuits
Last year, an Irish-born colleague introduced me to my favorite version of soda bread. Simple and sweet, almost like scones but baked into a loaf. It was delicious! I said I wouldn't wait until next St. Patrick's Day to make it again but, somehow the time got away from me. Oh, well. I baked up a loaf last weekend and the delicate aroma made me fall in love with it all over again.
4 Cups all-purpose flour
5 Tablespoons sugar
1 Teaspoon baking soda
1 Tablespoon baking powder
1/2 Teaspoon salt
1 Stick unsalted butter, softened
1 Cup buttermilk (I used low fat)
2 Tablespoons buttermilk for the glaze
Brush the 2 tablespoons of buttermilk onto the biscuits and bake them in a preheated 375 degree oven for 30 minutes or until they are lightly golden brown. The number of servings depends on the size biscuits you make. I used a 3 1/2" cutter and got a dozen biscuits.