Grandma Howley's Irish Soda Bread Biscuits

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Author Notes: This recipe came from my proud to be Irish grandma. She would serve these with anything from soup to a full dinner. They are light, buttery, and crumbly. Easy as can be to make.ashleychasesdinner

Serves 10

  • 2 cups all purpose flour
  • 3/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 1 stick butter
  • 3/4 cup buttermilk
  • 1 large egg
  1. In a large bowl, combine flour, baking soda, salt, and sugar.
  2. Cut in butter with a pasrty blender until mixture resembles course meal.
  3. In a small bowl, combine buttermilk and egg, stir until blended. Add to flour mixture.
  4. Stir until dry ingredients are moistened.
  5. Use a rounded tablespoon and drop mixture 2 inches apart onto a baking sheet.
  6. Bake at 350 degrees for 10 to 12 minutes. Just until lightly browned.

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over 1 year ago Elsie Ma

I just tried making it but it is the batter is very liquid like pancake batter?


over 3 years ago ashleychasesdinner

I love your clever addition knitnbead! so glad you liked them!


over 3 years ago ashleychasesdinner

What a wonderful addition knitnbead! Thanks for the feedback!


over 3 years ago knitnbead

Easy peasy and delicious. I added dried cranberries to the batter. turned out great!