St. Patrick’s Day will be here soon. We’ll see most bakeries and markets carry the traditional Irish Soda Bread. Have you thought about tweaking the product to offer something a little different?
Muffins are fast and easy, and the individual portion size might reap more customers.
Irish Soda Muffins
Yield: 6-12 large muffins
¼ cup melted butter
¼ cup oil
1 large egg
1 ½ cups buttermilk
4 cups all-purpose flour
¼ cup sugar
1 tablespoon baking powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon salt
3 cups total mixed dried fruit and nuts (raisins, dried cranberries, dates, walnuts, etc)
1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. and grease large 6-cup muffin pan(s).
2. Mix butter, oil, egg, and buttermilk in a medium bowl. Set aside.
3. In a large bowl, mix together all remaining ingredients (except streusel, if using). Add wet ingredients to dry; combine well.
4. Scoop thick batter into muffin cups, sprinkle with streusel, and bake for 25-30 minutes. Tops are a light golden brown when done.
Home-Based Baking at its Best! Muffins are an unusual size for this traditional product.