Irish Soda Bread Recipe

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Irish Soda Bread

Irish Soda Bread –

I have no Irish blood in my lineage but every year my 100% Italian mother would cook up a traditional dinner of corned beef and cabbage for St. Patrick’s Day.  One thing that she always made, and actually made a second loaf to share with friends and neighbors, is Irish Soda Bread.  I don’t know about you, but I do like soda bread if it is made right.  I’ve had plenty that tasted drier than the Sahara Desert. Blah.

The recipe I am sharing today is my mother’s recipe and its a nice, moister soda bread compared to the traditional recipe.  I think the buttermilk gives the bread its nice texture.  This soda bread is good with butter, toasted or untoasted, its just yummy.  Hope you like it!

4.2 from 5 votes
Irish Soda Bread
Prep Time
30 mins
Cook Time
1 hr 10 mins
Total Time
1 hr 40 mins
 

The recipe I am sharing today is my mother’s recipe and its a nice, moister soda bread compared to the traditional recipe. I think the buttermilk gives the bread its nice texture. This soda bread is good with butter, toasted or untoasted, its just yummy.

Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Servings: 12
Calories: 298 kcal
Author: Gigi
Ingredients
  • 4 cups flour
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1 teasp. salt
  • 1 teasp. double acting baking powder
  • 2 tablespoons caraway seeds
  • 1/4 cup butter or margarine melted
  • 2 cups light or dark raisins
  • 1 1/3 cups buttermilk
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teasp. baking soda
  • 1 egg yolk
Instructions
  1. Start heating oven to 375. Grease a 2 quart casserole.
  2. Mix flour, sugar, salt & baking powder in mixing bowl. Stir in caraway seeds.
  3. Add butter to flour mixture and cut in until it looks like coarse corn meal. Stir in raisins.
  4. Combine buttermilk, egg, baking soda; stir into flour mixture and mix together.
  5. Turn dough onto a lightly floured surface and knead lightly until smooth. Shape into a ball and place in prepared casserole.
  6. With a sharp knife make a 4 inch X (1/4 inch deep) in the center of the loaf. Brush with beaten egg yolk.
  7. Bake for 1 hour and 10 minutes or until done. Cool in pan for 10 minutes.
Nutrition Facts
Irish Soda Bread
Amount Per Serving
Calories 298
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.



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