This recipe has been on the back of our Irish Soda Bread Mix package for years and years, but I have never tried it. I’ve made the bread and the biscuits many times since discovering this great, often overlooked, product. To make a long story short, we were doing some filming on Sunday for some instructional videos that will appear on our website later this year and one of the segments featured Irish Soda Bread Mix and all of the amazing things you can do with it. We had a basket of these crackers for the shoot and as soon as the director yelled “cut,” everyone converged upon them. They disappeared quickly accompanied by happy oohhs and awws and mmms.
Don’t be intimidated by these- making them is far easier than you think! Adding fresh rosemary and a sprinkling of sea salt on the top makes these crackers really sing. I’m sure these would be wonderful with cheese or spreads, but they didn’t make it that far when we ate them.
Irish Soda Crackers
- 2 cups Irish Soda Bread Mix
- 1/2 tsp. Salt (may omit)
- 1/2 cup Oil
- About 1/4 cup Water (use enough to makes dough easy to handle)
Stir oil and salt into 2 cups of Irish Soda Bread Mix. Rub in with hands until fine. Stir in water. Form into a ball. Roll out as thin as possible between waxed paper. Cut in desired shapes. Prick with a fork. Place on ungreased baking sheet. Bake in 375°F oven until lightly browned ( about 5 minutes). Do not overbake. Cool on rack.
Makes about 48 crackers.
P.S. We are sorry for not having a pictures of these. It wasn’t until they were demolished that it occurred to us to take one.