First place winner, Margaret Boone, with her winning Irish Soda Bread.

Newport Celtic Festival Winning Recipes

by Cassidy Stockton in Featured Articles, Recipes

First place winner, Margaret Boone, with her winning Irish Soda Bread.

A couple of weeks ago I told you about the Newport Celtic Festival as something fun to do if you were around the area. Today, I bring you the winning Irish Soda Bread recipe so you can enjoy a little Celtic festival at home.

Irish Soda Bread with Caraway & Drambuie
submitted by Margaret Boone, 1st prize winner
2011 Newport Celtic Festival and Highland Games, Baking Contest

  • 1½ cups Golden Raisins
  • 6 Tbsp Drambuie
  • 2 cups Bob’s Red Mill Organic Whole Wheat Flour
  • 2 cups  Bob’s Red Mill Enriched Unbleached Wheat Flour
  • ¼ cup light Brown Sugar (packed)
  • 2 tsp Baking Powder
  • 1 tsp Baking Soda
  • 1 tsp Salt
  • 1 Tbsp Caraway Seeds
  • 1½ cups cold Buttermilk
  • 2 large Eggs
  • 2 Tbsp unsalted Butter (melted)

In a small bowl, combine raisins and Drambuie.  Let stand for 30 min.

Preheat oven to 375°F.  Grease baking sheet.

In a large bowl, using a whisk, combine flours, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, salt and caraway.  In another bowl, combine the buttermilk, eggs and butter.  Beat slightly with whisk.  Add macerated raisins.  Make a well in the dry ingredients and pour in the wet.  Stir with wooden spoon until moistened.  Turn the dough onto a lightly floured counter.  Knead gently about 6 times or until it comes together.  Form into 2 round loaves; place on baking sheet.  Using a serrated knife, slash the tops with an X no more than ¼” deep.

Bake 40-50 min. or until loaves sound hollow when tapped and are brown & crusty.  Serve warm.

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