It’s officially March! Spring is on the horizon along with the holidays of St. Patrick’s day and also Easter. I don’t know about you, but we are eager for Spring….the warmer temperature, the shining sun and nature begins to come back to life. We see the color green return. Ah, yes – green….a reminder of St. Patrick’s Day. A fun traditional Irish holiday that started based on a fascinating man named Patrick. Click to learn more about the story of Patrick and why we celebrate every year on March 17th. It will give you insight and a greater appreciation of this annual holiday other than just clovers, parades and wearing green.
I do not have much Irish in my blood line, but that doesn’t stop us from celebrating! Each year on St. Patrick’s day I try to dabble into some classic Irish recipes and fun green desserts. Below is a delicious twist on classic Irish Soda bread. These Irish Soda Muffins are dense, moist and actually a perfect addition to meals year round (I occasionally make these instead of corn bread muffins) eat them plain, slathered in butter or dipped in honey…whatever your preference, it’s sure to be delicious!
- 2 cups All purpose Flour
- 3 Tbs Sugar
- ½ tsp baking soda
- 1½ tsp baking powder
- ½ tsp salt
- ¼ cup salted butter, chilled
- 1 cup buttermilk
- 1 large egg, beaten
- Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Spray muffin tin with nonstick spray.
- In a large bowl, mix together flour, sugar, baking soda, baking powder and salt.
- With a pastry blender, blend butter into dry mixture until it resembles coarse crumbs.
- In another bowl, mix together buttermilk and eggs until blended.
- Combine buttermilk mixture and dry ingredients and stir to combine.
- Spoon batter into muffin cups
- Bake approximately 18-22 minutes or until tester in center comes out clean. Do not over bake.
- Remove from oven and allow to cool 5 minutes before removing from tins.
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