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Irish Soda Bread

 Irish Soda Bread
An Irish meal wouldn't be complete without a lovely loaf of Irish Soda Bread. This recipe makes a beautiful high loaf of bread dotted with sweet raisins. It doesn't last long at our house this time of year. —Gloria Warczak, Cedarburg, Wisconsin
6-8 ServingsPrep: 15 min. Bake: 30 min.


  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 2 eggs
  • 3/4 cup buttermilk
  • 1/3 cup raisins


  • In a large bowl, combine flour, brown sugar, baking powder, baking
  • soda and salt. Cut in butter until crumbly. In a small bowl, whisk 1
  • egg and buttermilk. Stir into flour mixture just until moistened.
  • Fold in raisins.
  • Knead on a floured surface for 1 minute. Shape into a round loaf;
  • place on a greased baking sheet. Cut a 1/4-in.-deep cross in top of
  • loaf. Beat remaining egg; brush over loaf.
  • Bake at 375° for 30-35 minutes or until golden brown. Yield: 6-8
  • servings.
Nutritional Facts: 1 serving (1 piece) equals 210 calories, 6 g fat (3 g saturated fat), 66 mg cholesterol, 441 mg sodium, 33 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 6 g protein.