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

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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.

This should be known as Irish

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

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.

LOVE THESE RECIPES.THE VIDEO

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

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