Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Irish Soda Bread Buns

Irish Soda Bread is a instant bread, made using baking soda & butter milk as raising agents. You don't use yeast & also don't have to wait for hours for the bread to raise again & again.
Buttermilk is one of the main ingredients in this bread & I replaced it with yogurt as I didn't have buttermilk readily available. They came out perfectly puffed up even when I have used yogurt. Maybe it's the active cultures that are same in both yogurt & buttermilk, which are working the same way. 
I made Irish soda bread buns instead of a whole bread for my serving convenience, you can make it as a whole bread & the recipe remains the same. You can add in few dry nuts, choco chips or any other of your choice by mix & matching them or as solo hero's in this recipes.
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Adapted from here.
Prep Time-10mins | Bake Time-30mins | Serves-8buns
2Cups all purpose flour + 3Tbs flour for dusting
1Tsp baking powder
1Tsp baking soda 
1/2Tsp salt
3Tbs brown sugar 
1/2Cup raisins 
1/2Cup solid butter 
3/4Cup butter milk
- Pre-heat oven @350degrees & brush a muffin pan with butter.
- In a big bowl sift flour, baking powder & soda. To that add salt & brown sugar.
- Chop butter in to small pieces & add it to the flour bowl. 
- In another small bowl whisk egg & buttermilk. 
- Add the egg mixture to flour bowl & mix it well. Fold raisins in to the dough. 
- Dust the plain surface with flour & place the dough & form a ball of dough.
- Divide dough into 8 equal size buns or as many you like. 
- Arrange the buns in muffin pan & brush them with little melted butter on top. 
- Bake them @350degrees for 30mins or as needed.
- Once you see the brown crust & after a tooth pick comes out clean, remove the pan from oven. 
- Allow them to cool & serve them with butter or your choice of jam. 
- Don't use melted butter in this recipe. Using melted butter increases the wetness in the recipe & that turns the dough too sticky.
- You can bake this dough as one big bread if you want. For that layer a pan with parchment paper & place the round shaped dough on it. Make a slit in a cross shape on top of the bread & bake it as mentioned above. 
- Baking time changes from oven to oven. Adjust the time as needed.
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  1. interesting and tempting buns and clicks too...

  2. omg soda buns looks so tempting and looks fabulous dear :) I wud love to try them right away :) I have even tried making soda bread it is so yummy with warm bowl of soup is n't it :) fantastic recipe choice and awestruck on your captures !!

  3. Irish soda bread buns looks damn cute, am yet to give a try to this soda bread, love to grab some and have now.

  4. Looks out of the world!..your buns have turned out so well!

  5. they look very nice and are so much easier to make...loved it

  6. They look so cute ... wish I could grab one off the screen

  7. Buns are looking so cute , I have tasted them once here but never tried at home..

  8. I love Irish soda bread - the perfect quick bread

  9. Beautifully presented and buns turned out perfect.

  10. Ya the proofing time takes away the whole day and due to that I am hesitant with breads. These look so so good.

  11. Love the cute shaped tiny buns. The bread has come out well.

  12. Those Irish soda bread buns look awesome. Very tempting indeed. Will have to try them some time. Awesome clicks.

  13. Oh they look lovely and i first thought these were some kind of muffins!!! Definitely nice way to portion and serve!!!! Those clicks are amazing!!! :)

  14. Wow I too like Priya thought they were muffins. Look awesome. Bookmarking them.

  15. They are looking delicious, will eat soon that tasty looking Irish soda bread. Thanks for sharing it recipe.