Thursday, March 13, 2008

Irish Soda Bread Muffins

I have a love-hate relationship with Irish soda bread. It can be dry. It can be underwhelming. And what do you do with the leftovers? I'm a fan of good Irish soda bread. But I've definitely tried my share of duds. I find that it makes for a good breakfast treat.... and my 6 year old often requests it. So I found this recipe for Irish Soda Bread Muffins- definitely perfect for breakfast and easy to throw in the freezer to have on a moment's notice.

I chose to make these in my giant muffin tins- the recipe turns out 5 giant muffins. The recipe includes instructions for making regular-sized muffins too.

Three easy steps: The dry ingredients are cut with butter. Eggs and buttermilk are added. Currants and caraway seeds are added last. We left out the caraway seeds because my son thought they looked "icky." And I personally think they're kind of icky too!

They rise up nicely, and they're definitely most delicious directly out of the oven!

We loved these muffins... super moist and great for breakfast. Just add a smidge of butter, and my little one recommends a squiggle of honey on them too.

This recipe can be found HERE.

13 comments:

Lynn said...

omg! the desserts on your blog look so darn good! too bad i'm trying to cut down on the junk food i eat... *sigh*

perhaps this one can work as a 'treat'

-lynn (oh-soyummy)

Pixie said...

I'll happily try one of your GIANT muffins please. :)

Mike of Mike's Table said...

I'm glad to hear I'm not the only one who is suspicious of Irish Soda Bread. To be honest, I haven't come across an ISB that ever caught my fancy, but I also haven't gone out of my way to keep trying it looking for good ones. These muffins certainly look good though...maybe, just maybe I can give Irish Soda Bread another chance what with the holiday right around the corner...

Caroline online said...

I love it, and being Irish had to link you on my blog :)

Peter M said...

Thank you for making a giant muffin, now I don't have to ask for seconds!

Emiline said...

Ahh, who needs caraway, anyway?!

These look fabulous! Did I happen to see these on Tastespotting? ;)

Kevin said...

Great idea to make muffins with Irish soda bread! Fresh out of the oven is always best! :)

Cookie baker Lynn said...

These look really moist and yummy. I've never had Irish soda bread that wasn't dry. Good job with the muffins!

mylablog said...

OMG! I think I'm in love! I've just read the last ten pages of your blog. It's food porn at it's best! Between your blog and del.icio.us I now have a slew of new recipes to try. Thank you!

And these muffins sound awesome - especially without the seeds.

Anonymous said...

I love all of the comments about these muffins, but has anyone actullya tried the recipe? Looking for feedback on results. Thanks :)

Laura said...

These sound almost like Irish soda scones and they look fabulous. Gosh I go out of town for 4 little days and you post SO MUCH yummy looking stuff. Copy and paste. Copy and paste. Copy and paste. :)

Anonymous said...

I tried the recipe and it they scrumptious! You have to try the them they were one of a kind and famomiol! The were so moist and tasty. I have been eating them for weeks! I am eating one right now! I quit my job and now I going to sell Soda Bread!!

Elaine Briggs said...

Hi,
I love perusing through your site. I'm always looking for inspiration for dinner. These caught my eye (ISB muffins). I'm from Ireland and this isn't even what we call Soda Bread back home. ISB is something make from soda bread flour ( which you can't get here ) and buttermilk. Then cooked on a griddle.You then split it and fry it in a pan with a little oil and serve it as part of an Ulster Fry. We call what you have here Fruit Bread. You would have it with butter and jam on top and a wee cup of tea in the afternoon or at suppertime before you go to bed!
Having said all that these little muffins look really good. Keep up inspiring us.