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Whiskey Soda Bread

Yield 8 to 10 servings


  • 1 cup raisins
  • 1/2 cup Irish whiskey
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon grated orange rind
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 1/3 cups buttermilk
  • 1/4 cup butter or margarine, melted
  • Whiskey Butter

How to Make It

  1. Soak raisins in Irish whiskey overnight.

  2. Combine flour, sugar, baking powder, salt, and orange rind in a large bowl; mix well. Stir in raisin mixture, blending well.

  3. Dissolve soda in buttermilk; add to flour mixture, stirring well. Stir in butter, mixing well.

  4. Spoon batter into a greased 2- quart casserole. Bake at 350° for 50 minutes or until golden brown. Cut into squares, and serve with Whiskey Butter.

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