Irish Soda Bread with an Indian spicy kick!
Get the recipe for Chai Spiced Muffin, Part 1 of this post.
3 ½ C all purpose flour
¼ C + 2 tbsp sugar
1 tsp salt
¾ tsp baking soda
1 ½ tsp baking powder
2 large eggs, lightly beaten
1 tsp Curry’s Chai Spice
2 C sour cream
1 C dried fruits like pineapple, papaya, raisins, dates chopped cranberries etc.
1. Heat the oven to 350 F.
2. Grease and dust a loaf tin.
3. Sift the flour, baking soda and baking powder in a large bowl.
4. Whisk together this flour mixture and all the other dry ingredients.
5. Mix the beaten eggs, sour cream, and the Chai Spice in a separate bowl and beat well.
6. Gently fold the egg mixture to the dry ingredients and mix until just moist.
7. Dust your hands with little flour and knead the dough gently to make a rough lump of dough. Do not over beat the mixture.
8. Put the lump of dough in to the prepared baking tin.
9. Spread the dough to fit the size of the tin.
10. Score the center with a serrated knife about an inch in X shape to prevent the crust from splitting during baking and also for uniform baking in the center.
11. Bake it for 1 hour or until the bread is slightly golden brown in color. You can also do the skewer test. If it comes out clean it is done. Another test is that the bottom of well-done soda bread sounds hollow.
12. Remove the bread from the oven and cool on a wire rack.
Dr. Gayatri Borthakur, a nutritionist turned entrepreneur, has a PhD in nutrition and a passion for delicious but healthy foods.