- Lucia Borzillo
Irish Tea Bread
Why Irish Tea Bread and not Irish Soda Bread. Not sure other than I had never seen a recipe for Irish Tea Bread before.
Simp[e to make and no time to bake. Perfect for a Friday night bake where I would rather have crawled into bed.
The recipe is from All Things Bread.
The recipe made a nice size loaf for 2 people to devour on a weekend. I added chopped pecans just because. Next time I might add some chopped chocolate or maybe chocolate shots.
2 cups +2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
½ teaspoon salt
1½ teaspoons baking powder
¼ cup cold butter
3¼ tablespoons granulated sugar
1 large egg
½ cup ½ tablespoon milk (I
Pre-heat oven to 350F˚. Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper.
In a large bowl whisk the flour, salt, and baking powder. Add the butter and combine to form coarse crumbs.
Mix in the sugar, add the egg, and milk, and mix with a fork until just combined.
Move to a lightly floured flat surface and gently knead to combine to form a dough ball.
Form into a round or oval shape. Place on a prepared cookie sheet. Prick with a fork or score the dough. Bake for approximately 30-35 minutes or until golden. Check for doneness with a toothpick.
We had this with our coffee this morning. We recommend a little cream cheese and Bonne Maman Blackberry Jam on top.