(WTNH) — A member of the News 8 family is sharing her coveted Irish Soda Bread recipe.
Alycia Clune is on the Greater New Haven Saint Patrick’s Day Parade Committee and is married to News 8 Photographer Tim Clune.
In the video above, the Clunes take us into their kitchen to show us know it’s done for St. Patrick’s Day.
- Four cups regular flour (trick is to sift it)
- One teaspoon salt
- Eight teaspoons baking powder
- Quarter cup sugar
Quick mix that all together in a bowl. Then dig a hole right in the center.
In a separate bowl:
- Take two eggs and whisk them
- Add buttermilk (shake before adding to eggs)
- Eggs + buttermilk should equal two cups
- Mix well
- Pour into the center of the hole you dug in the dry ingredients bowl
Add raisons and caraway seeds of your choice on top of egg mixture.
Mix until all the flour is saturated (sticky dough). Be careful not to overmix or you’ll have tough bread.
Take the mixed dough out of the mixing bowl and onto a baking pan. Shape it into a nice round shape and create a big X across the top. Don’t be afraid to go too deep.
Add cinnamon sugar right on top.
Bake for an hour at 350 degrees. Turn it once in the oven.
Let cool for about 40 mins. Don’t put anything on top while its cooling.
And then you’re ready to cut it up, toast it, put some special butter, have it with your tea.