What better thing to make on St. Patrick’s Day then the absolute BEST Irish Bread! This moist and buttery bread is hands down the best I have ever tasted, and super easy to make. You will definitely be sharing the luck of the Irish with anyone you make this for 🍀
3 cups flour
1/3 cup sugar
1 tbsp. baking powder
1 tsp. baking soda
1 tsp. salt
1 egg lightly beaten
2 cups buttermilk
1/4 cup butter, melted
1/4 cup raisins
Sift all dry ingredients together in a large mixing bowl.
** I make buttermilk by adding 1 tbsp. of lemon juice to the 2 cups of milk and letting it sit until it begins to curdle.
Combine the beaten egg with the buttermilk.
Add egg and buttermilk mixture to dry ingredients and mix only until just moistened.
Stir in the melted butter.
Fold in raisins. For this batch I didn’t add that many raisins because my family doesn’t like them and picks them out. When I make the bread for others I add more.
Bake at 325 degrees in a greased loaf pan for 45-50 minutes or until toothpick inserted in the bread comes out clean.
Cool on a wire rack. The bread tastes even better when it has been wrapped in aluminum foil for several hours.