St.Patrick’s day is coming soon, and it’s a great reason to utilize your sourdough discard into something as delicious as Irish soda bread. I am very happy with the balanced flavor and texture, and whole wheat flour adds such a nice kick to the aroma of the loaf.
- 200g all purpose flour +20-40g more to dust the surface
- 100g whole wheat flour
- 50g cold butter
- 50g sugar
- 5g baking soda
- 6g salt
- 90g sourdough discard
- 1 large egg
- 130g buttermilk
- 150g raisins
- Preheat the oven to 375F.
- Mix flour, shred cold butter with a shredder and mix it all in with flour until you see coarse pieces.
- Add sugar, salt, baking soda mix all together.
- Add sourdough discard.
- In a separate bowl whisk an egg with buttermilk, pour it into flour mixture.
- Mix on a medium speed of your mixer for 3-5 minutes, add raisins, continue mixing for couple more minutes. Dough will look kind of sticky.
Dump the dough on a well floured work surface, try to round it. The dough might seem sticky, but it has to hold the shape. Transfer it on a parchment paper. Spray the dough with water, sprinkle some sugar, and make an “X” cut on top with a razor.
Bake for 50-60 minutes or until the toothpick comes out clean.
Let it cool and enjoy your Irish soda bread🙏