Irish soda bread is a time-honored, traditional Irish recipe. Mixed with an assortment of spices or dried fruits, Irish soda bread really absorbs the nuances of whatever subtle ingredients that are used. It takes on a whole new dimension when bold whiskey is infused into the dough.
Recipe courtesy of Celebrity Chef & TV Personality Kristin Sollenne is an Executive Chef / Culinary Director, Certified Nutritionist & Wellness Consultant.
As a rising culinary star and Food Network Judge, Chef Kristin Sollenne has been making headlines for her contemporary food philosophy, lightened-up Italian fare, and approachable cooking tips, with regular appearances on WCBS’s Morning News and WLNY’s Live from the Couch, as well as a feature on NBC’s Today show, Fox5 Good Day New York, Fox Business and guest judge on NBC’s Beat Bobby Flay and Kitchen Casino.
Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F. Mix flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, and salt in a large bowl. Cut in butter with pastry blender or 2 knives until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Add buttermilk, Irish whiskey, raisins, and pistachios. Mix until just moistened.
Place dough on a floured surface, knead 10 times, and shape it in to a round loaf, 2 ½ inches thick. Place on greased baking sheet. Cut deep ½-inch “X” in top of dough. Sprinkle with remaining sugar. Bake for 45 to 50 minutes.