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Quick & easy 2-bite Irish soda bread muffins

Posted by Melissa Massello  March 13, 2014 12:00 PM

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They say everyone's Irish on St. Patrick's Day, and that's definitely the case here in Boston. Here's an Emerald Isle classic that's perfect for a St. Patty's Day brunch, but portable enough to take with you to the parade (because there should be something in your stomach besides Guinness). From batter to baked, these 2-bite Irish soda bread muffins will be ready to be slathered in butter in under an hour!


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We're loving the Spring Green Heritage Collection Ball jars for St. Patty's day entertaining. They come in pint and quart sizes, and are great as vases, drinking glasses, or as favors filled with soda bread bites for your guests!

Irish Soda Bread Mini-Muffins
adapted from Simply Recipes, makes 24


• 4 cups flour, plus extra for board
• 2 Tbsp sugar
• 1 teaspoon salt
• 1 teaspoon baking soda
• 4 Tbsp butter
• 1 cup currants or raisins
• 1 large egg, lightly beaten
• 1 3/4 cups buttermilk
• Cooking spray


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1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. In a large bowl, whisk together the flour, sugar, salt, and baking soda. With your hands or a pastry cutter, incorporate the butter until the flour resembles course meal. Stir in the currants or raisins.

2. Make a well in the center of your flour mixture, and add the egg and the buttermilk. Mix with a wooden spoon until well incorporated (the dough will be sticky).

3. Spray your mini muffin tins with cooking spray. Turn out your dough onto a floured surface, and mold into a ball. Knead a few times to get it to stick together, and add extra flour if the dough is too sticky. Roll your dough into 2-inch balls and place in your mini muffin tin.

4. Bake for 30 to 40 minutes until golden on top and an inserted toothpick comes out clean. Enjoy with Irish butter and jam.


Photo: Tara Bellucci

What's your favorite Irish recipe? Tell us in the comments or tweet us at @DIYBoston!


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Melissa Massello is a newspaper journalist turned startup junkie and lifelong Bostonian who prides herself on her do-it-yourself attitude. From making her prom dress out More »
Tara Bellucci is a Boston-based writer that lives for fonts, food, and flea market finds. Whether decorating jars of her homemade jam for The Boston More »

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