Irish Soda Bread

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  • 1 c Jameson Irish whiskey
  • 1 c raisins
  • 1 c all-purpose flour
  • 1 c whole wheat flour
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • ¾ tsp salt
  • 4 tbl unsalted butter
  • ¾ cup
  • 1 tbs buttermilk
  • For the JAMESON Butter:
  • 3 tbl Jameson Irish whiskey (reserved from soaking the raisins)
  • 9 tbs unsalted butter, softened
  • 1 tbl sugar
  • Preheat oven to 375 F.
  • Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  • Combine the raisins and Jameson in a small saucepan and bring to a simmer.
  • Remove from heat, cover, and steep for at least an hour.
  • When finished, drain raisins and reserve Jameson to use in the butter.
  • In a large bowl, whisk together the flours, baking soda, and salt.
  • Use your fingers to blend the butter into the flour mixture until coarse crumbs are formed.
  • Stir in the Jameson-soaked raisins.
  • With a wooden spoon, stir in the buttermilk just until the dry ingredients are moistened and the dough comes together.
  • Place dough onto a lightly floured counter and knead lightly until smooth, but still slightly sticky.
  • Pat the dough into a 6-inch circle.
  • Place the dough circle onto the prepared baking sheet and score the top of the dough ½-inch deep to form a cross.
  • Bake for 30 minutes.
  • Place on cooling rack.
  • While the bread bakes, prepare the Jameson Butter.
  • Microwave the Jameson and sugar together for 20 seconds, and then allow to cool to room temperature.
  • Place the softened butter in a medium bowl, and beat in the Jameson mixture a little at a time, until incorporated.

Ingredients

  • 1 c Jameson Irish whiskey
  • 1 c raisins
  • 1 c all-purpose flour
  • 1 c whole wheat flour
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • ¾ tsp salt
  • 4 tbl unsalted butter
  • ¾ cup
  • 1 tbs buttermilk
  • For the JAMESON Butter:
  • 3 tbl Jameson Irish whiskey (reserved from soaking the raisins)
  • 9 tbs unsalted butter, softened
  • 1 tbl sugar

How To Make

  • Preheat oven to 375 F.
  • Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  • Combine the raisins and Jameson in a small saucepan and bring to a simmer.
  • Remove from heat, cover, and steep for at least an hour.
  • When finished, drain raisins and reserve Jameson to use in the butter.
  • In a large bowl, whisk together the flours, baking soda, and salt.
  • Use your fingers to blend the butter into the flour mixture until coarse crumbs are formed.
  • Stir in the Jameson-soaked raisins.
  • With a wooden spoon, stir in the buttermilk just until the dry ingredients are moistened and the dough comes together.
  • Place dough onto a lightly floured counter and knead lightly until smooth, but still slightly sticky.
  • Pat the dough into a 6-inch circle.
  • Place the dough circle onto the prepared baking sheet and score the top of the dough ½-inch deep to form a cross.
  • Bake for 30 minutes.
  • Place on cooling rack.
  • While the bread bakes, prepare the Jameson Butter.
  • Microwave the Jameson and sugar together for 20 seconds, and then allow to cool to room temperature.
  • Place the softened butter in a medium bowl, and beat in the Jameson mixture a little at a time, until incorporated.

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