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Irish Soda Bread Muffins

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Author: PJ Hamel

Irish Soda Bread Muffins Recipe Irish Soda Bread Muffins Recipe

So who says Irish soda bread HAS to be made in a round or loaf pan? These coffee-break-sized muffins, bursting with tiny sweet currants and a hint (or a hit, your choice) of caraway, are the perfect offering for St. Patrick's Day -- particularly if you're looking to celebrate with something other than corned beef and cabbage!

This is not at all a traditional Irish soda bread, which would be simply made with whole-wheat flour, baking soda, salt and buttermilk. Thoroughly Americanized, these muffins have traveled a long, long way from their Irish origin -- as have most of us Irish-Americans.

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Total
Yield
12 muffins
Nutrition information

Ingredients

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Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 400°F. Lightly grease a standard muffin pan; or line with papers, and grease the papers.
  2. In a medium-sized mixing bowl, whisk together the flours, baking powder, baking soda, salt, sugar, currants or raisins, and caraway seeds.
  3. In a separate bowl, whisk together the egg, buttermilk (or equivalent) and melted butter (or equivalent).
  4. Quickly and gently combine the dry and wet ingredients; honestly, this won't take more than a few stirs with a bowl scraper or large spoon. As soon as everything is evenly moistened, quit; further stirring will cause the muffins to be tough.
  5. Spoon the batter into the prepared pan, filling the cups about 3/4 full; the stiff batter will look mounded in the cups. Top with sparkling white sugar, if desired.
  6. Bake the muffins for 20 minutes, until a cake tester inserted into the center of a muffin comes out clean. Remove them from the oven. Tip the muffins in the pan, so their bottoms don't get soggy. Wait 5 minutes, then transfer the muffins to a rack to cool. Serve them plain, or with butter and/or jam.

Nutrition Information

  • Serving Size 1
  • Servings Per Batch 12
Amount Per Serving:
  • Calories 230
  • Calories from Fat 60
  • Total Fat 7g
  • Saturated Fat 4g
  • Trans Fat 0g
  • Cholesterol 30mg
  • Sodium 230mg
  • Total Carbohydrate 38g
  • Dietary Fiber 2g
  • Sugars 21g
  • Protein 5g

* The nutrition information provided for this recipe is determined by the ESHA Genesis R&D software program. Substituting any ingredients may change the posted nutrition information.