If you are looking for a fun treat to celebrate St. Patrick’s day this weekend, try making this Chocolate Chip Soda Bread. I’ve mentioned before that I’m not a huge fan of corned beef and cabbage, but soda bread is an Irish tradition that I can stand by (as well as the occasional Guinness.) If you are throwing a St. Patrick’s Day Parade Party, chocolate chip soda bread would be a great brunch addition.
I’m not sure if it’s the lack of carbs from being on the 17 Day Diet, but I thought this turned out fantastic! I highly recommend making it this upcoming Saturday morning for a St. Patrick’s day tradition that’s sure to stick in your house.
Chocolate Chip Soda Bread
-6 tablespoons butter, chilled and cut into cubes
-3 cups all-purpose flour
-1/3 cup sugar
-1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda
-1 teaspoon fine sea salt
-1/2 teaspoon baking powder
-1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
-1 cup Greek low-fat plain yogurt
Preheat oven to 350°F. Prep a 9-inch round pan with cooking spray and set it aside. In a large bowl, whisk together flour, 1/3 cup sugar, baking soda, salt and baking powder. Work 6 tablespoons chilled butter into flour mixture with your fingers. Stir in chocolate chips. Stir in yogurt until just combined, and then knead in the bowl just until a dough forms.
Shape into a 6- or 7-inch loaf and transfer it to the prepared pan. Bake until cooked through and golden brown, about 50 minutes. Set aside to let cool.
Source: Adapted from Whole Foods March 2012 Whole Deals
What St. Patrick’s Day tradition do you carry out in your house?