I couldn’t even begin to guess how many different recipes are out there for Irish Soda Bread, but to me, this is the only one. Each year on St. Patrick’s Day my Aunt would make her Irish Soda Bread and make sure we all had it to enjoy on March 17th. This is a moist recipe with a traditional flair!
My Aunt was just a wonderful person, she passed away very unexpectedly almost eight years ago. We have so many fond memories of her with our family. My Aunt was the best baker I knew. When I was eight she taught me how to make a homemade apple pie. I remember like it was yesterday, it’s was a warm day and my Aunt carefully taught me to make the pie crust, peel the apples and assembly a beautiful pie. I have so many memories of my Aunt patiently showing me how to make several of her recipes for years after, I am very thankful to have had her in my life.
I decided to go with Irish Soda Bread Muffins, they looked prettier, I can put them in the cute muffin cups and my kids can eat them without making a major mess.
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line muffin pan with cups.
¼ C Crisco
½ C Sugar
1 Large Egg
1 ½ C Sour Cream
2 ½ C Flour
2 tsp Baking Powder
¾ tsp Baking Soda
1 tsp. Salt
1 C Raisins
Combine Crisco and Sugar until well blended. Add egg and mix until it smooth and looks pale yellow, about 3 minutes. Next, add sour cream until well blended.
Sift Flour, Baking Powder, Baking Soda and Salt and blend, add to above mixture until blended, don’t over mix. Lastly, add the raisins.
Bake for 20 min, just until some browning occurs.
This is a moist recipe with a traditional flair!