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 This recipe was originally shared by http://pennysfoodblog.com/. I baked some personally last night and our family loved it! It was so easy to make and didn’t take much time at all. It doesn’t need time to rise and other than breaking the butter up in the dry ingredients with forks, I mixed the dough in my KitchenAid mixer prior to kneeding briefly. This was a perfect addition to our belated St. Patrick’s day dinner. Its texture reminded us of biscuits and my kids loved this stuff! I baked mine in my 8″ cast iron skillet and it popped right out with no trouble!

And some delicious Irish Soda Bread that went along with our St Patrick’s Day dinner. There are already a couple of soda bread recipes on my blog but this one was especially good, almost like a cake instead of a bread, so good with some butter and strawberry jam.

Pillsbury Irish Soda Bread
2 1/4 cups flour
2 tablespoons sugar
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 cup butter
1 cup buttermilk
1 tablespoon melted butter

1 Heat oven to 375, 350 for dark pans. Grease 8″ round cake pan. Combine dry ingredients and mix well. With pastry blender or fork, cut in 1/4 cup butter until mixture is crumbly. Add buttermilk and mix well.

2 On a well floured surface, knead dough 5 – 6 times until no longer sticky. Press dough into prepared pan. Cut an “X” 1/4″ deep on top of loaf. Brush with melted butter.

3 Bake 25 – 35 minutes or until golden brown. Immediately remove from pan. Cool 10 minutes before serving.

Recipe from Pillsbury

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