Irish Whiskey Museum - Whiskey Soda Bread

This sweet bread is stuffed with whiskey-soaked raisins and orange rind and served with whiskey butter for a delicious variation of traditional Irish soda bread. If you don’t want to use whiskey, simply soak the raisins in hot water.

 

Cooking Time

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 50 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour
Serves: 8 to 10 people

Ingredients

  • 1 cup raisins
  • ½ cup Irish whiskey
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • ½ cup sugar
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon grated orange rind
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • 1-1/3 cups buttermilk
  • ¼ cup butter or margarine, melted

 

Whiskey Butter

  • ½ cup butter or margarine, softened
  • 1 tablespoon Irish whiskey

 

Method

  1. Soak raisins Irish whiskey overnight.
  2. Combine flour, sugar, baking powder, salt, and orange rind in a large bowl and mix well.
  3. Stir in raisin mixture, blending well.
  4. Dissolve soda in buttermilk.
  5. Add to flour mixture, stirring well.
  6. Stir in butter, mixing well.
  7. Spoon batter into a greased 2-quart casserole.

 

Cooking:

Bake at 350 degrees F. for 50 minutes or until golden brown. Cut into squares, and serve with yummy Irish Whiskey Butter.

Irish Whiskey Butter Method:
Combine butter and Irish whiskey, blending well. This should provide you with ½ cup

Source: The Southern Heritage Celebrations Cookbook by Carole Lisa Albyn and Lois Sinaiko Webb Source: http://homecooking.about.com/od/breadrecipes/r/bldes48.htm

 

 




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