St. Patrick's Day staple you can make in a skillet

Skillet Irish Soda Bread Recipe
Skillet Irish Soda Bread Recipe

Irish soda bread is a staple of any St. Patrick's Day celebration. You've probably eaten it before, but likely haven't tried to make it yourself. It's surprisingly easy, and you can make it in a skillet! Yes, a skillet. Martha Stewart explains the simple recipe in the video above.

In a large bowl, combine three and a half cups of all-purpose flour, a quarter of a cup of sugar, one teaspoon baking powder, one teaspoon baking soda, and three quarters of a teaspoon of salt. Whisk all of these ingredients together.

To the flour mixture, add one large egg and eight ounces of sour cream. Use a pastry blender and cut in one stick of very cold butter that's been cut into small cubes. The mixture should resemble course crumbs.

Stir in one cup of buttermilk and two cups of raisins. Mix until a sticky dough forms, and transfer the dough into a well-buttered cast iron skillet and gently form the dough into a mound. Score a large 'X' on the top of the dough mound and bake it in a 375-degree oven for about an hour, until golden brown and a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.

Watch the video above to learn how to make Irish soda bread in a skillet for St. Patrick's Day this year.

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