Irish Soda Bread with Whiskey Butter

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 50 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour

Even if you aren’t Irish, St Patrick’s Day is the day to act like you are and that means celebrating with an Irish menu. This bread  and butter combo may inspire you to be Irish through out the year.

Directions

Soak raisins in whiskey for at least 30 minutes and up to overnight

Spray a 2-quart casserole or cast iron skillet with cooking spray. Heat oven to 350 degrees.

In a medium bowl combine flour, sugar, baking powder, salt baking soda and orange zest. Stir in raisins and whiskey. Add buttermilk and butter; mix well. Spoon batter into prepared pan. Bake 50 minutes or until golden brown. Serve with Whiskey Butter.

Whiskey Butter: Combine all ingredients


Yield: 1 loaf

What's Needed:

 

Bread:
1 cup raisins
1/2 cup Irish whiskey
3 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 cup sugar
1 tablespoon baking powder
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
The zest of an orange, juice reserved for whiskey butter
1-1/3 cups buttermilk
1/4 cup butter, melted

Whiskey Butter:
1/2 cup butter, softened
1 tablespoon Irish whiskey
1 tablespoon orange juice
1 teaspoon orange zest
2 tablespoons confectioners sugar

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