Irish Soda Bread

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Ingredients

3 cups all-purpose flour, plus extra for work surface
1/4 cup sugar
1 tablespoon baking powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
4 tablespoons unsalted butter (1/2 stick), melted
2 tablespoons caraway seeds (optional)
1 cup regular or golden raisins (or sultanas)
1 cup buttermilk
1 egg

Instructions

 

Heat oven to 350°. In the bowl of a standing mixer with paddle attachment, combine flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. Add butter, caraway seeds (if desired), and raisins. Combine just until incorporated. In a small bowl, whisk together buttermilk and egg. Add to dough and mix just until incorporated.

Turn dough onto a lightly floured work surface and fold it over onto itself two or three times, shaping it into a round, 8-inch loaf. Transfer loaf to a baking sheet lined with parchment or Silpat (a nonstick silicone baking mat). Score an “X” on the top of the dough. Bake 45 minutes, until well-browned and a toothpick plunged into the center emerges clean. Remove to a wire rack to cool completely before slicing. Serve with butter and your favorite jam or preserves.

 

Cooking & Recipes

Yield: 

1 loaf

Preparation Time: 

30 minutes

Start to Finish Time: 

75 minutes

Preparation Method

Occasions

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LOVE THESE RECIPES.THE VIDEO

LOVE THESE RECIPES.THE VIDEO IS AN ADDED BONUS TO A GREAT PROGRAM.

TRIED THE SODA BREAD TODAY.I

TRIED THE SODA BREAD TODAY.I DIDN'T HAVE ANY BUTTERMILK,SO I SUBSTITUTED 1/2 CUP OF
SOUR CREAM,AND 1/2 CUP MILK.I USED SPLENDA BROWN SUGAR INSTEAD OF WHITE SUGAR.DIDN'T HAVE ANY CARAWAY SEED,SO I USED ANISE SEED.I LIKE THE FLAVOR. BLENDED THE SUGAR,LIQUID,EGG AND BUTTER TOGETER AND ADDED IT TO THE DRY INGREDIENTE.THE BREAD WAS A WINNER.THE ANISE SEED MADE IT YUMMY.ALSO ADDED A HANDFUL OF RAISINS AND A HANDFUL OF CRAISINS.

This should be known as Irish

This should be known as Irish Soda Cake! My traditional recipe includes no sugar, eggs or butter.

I just made this bread and

I just made this bread and since I can't have lactose I just usually have soy milk on hand. In the past I have always made this bread with buttermilk, but today used the soy milk and decreased the sugar to 1/8 of a cup. It turned out great.