VIDEO: Irish Soda Biscuits Recipe

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St. Patrick’s Day is right around the corner, so it’s the time of year that simple, tasty recipes based on Irish traditions seem to make their way into the kitchens across the U.S., whether your ancestry has anything to do with Ireland or not. One such dish is Irish soda bread — a quick bread made with simple ingredients found in many pantries. Soda bread gets its name because it uses baking soda (sodium bicarbonate) instead of yeast as a leavening agent.

Our take on this traditional recipe turns the bread into individual biscuits, studded with sweet raisins. They’re perfect with a cup of tea and a conversation with a good friend.

Irish Soda Biscuits

Yield: 16 servings

Ingredients for your Kroger shopping list:

  • Vegetable oil cooking spray
  • 2 ¼ cup flour, sifted, divided
  • 3 Tablespoons sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • ½ tsp baking soda
  • 1 Tablespoon unsalted butter or margarine, frozen or very cold
  • 3/4 cups raisins
  • 3/4 cups buttermilk
  • 1 egg

Directions:

Cover a baking sheet with foil and spray with cooking spray. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. In a large bowl, blend together 2 cups of the flour, sugar, baking powder and baking soda. Cut in butter using pastry blender or 2 knives. Add the raisins. In a small bowl, whisk together the buttermilk and egg. Add to the flour-raisin mixture. Sprinkle the remaining ¼ cup flour on the work surface. Knead the dough for 1 to 2 minutes on the floured surface. Roll or pat the dough so that it is 3/4 –inch thick. Cut out rounds with a 2-inch biscuit cutter or rim of a small glass, and place the biscuits on the prepared baking sheet. Gather up the scraps of dough, form them into a ball and repeat the process. Bake until the biscuits are golden brown, about 15 minutes. Remove from the oven.

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING: 115 Calories; 1 grams Fat; <1 gm Saturated fat; 14 mg Cholesterol; 73 mg Sodium; 22 grams Carbohydrate; 1 gram Fiber; 3 grams Protein


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