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Moist Irish Soda Bread Recipe

Moist Irish Soda Bread Recipe

I'm allergic to yeast, so I appreciate recipes for quick breads, biscuits and soda breads. This tender loaf that's dotted with golden raisins is great, It's one way I can enjoy toast for breakfast. —Carol Fritz of Fulton, Illinois
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Bake: 40 min. YIELD:16 servings

Ingredients

  • 4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 cup cold butter
  • 1 cup golden raisins
  • 1-3/4 cups buttermilk

Directions

  • 1. In a large bowl, combine the flour, sugar, baking soda, baking powder and salt. Cut in butter until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Add raisins. Stir in buttermilk just until moistened. Turn onto a lightly floured surface; gently knead 6-8 times.
  • 2. Place on an ungreased baking sheet; pat into a 7-in. round loaf. Using a sharp knife, cut a 1-in. cross about 1/4 in. deep on top of the loaf. Bake at 375° for 40-45 minutes or until golden brown. Cool on a wire rack. Yield: 1 loaf (16 slices).

Nutritional Facts

One slice equals 181 calories, 3 g fat (2 g saturated fat), 9 mg cholesterol, 265 mg sodium, 33 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 4 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1-1/2 starch, 1/2 fruit, 1/2 fat.

Reviews for Moist Irish Soda Bread

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MY REVIEW
Reviewed Mar. 20, 2015

"Very good. Everyone enjoyed it, and it was nice and moist."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Mar. 17, 2015

"While I liked the bread, famiky didn't, so won't be making it again. I will just cut up the leftovers for croutons."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Mar. 13, 2015

"Excellent moist Irish Soda Bread. I used the darker raisins. I liked the larger size loaf as I'm serving 8 this evening. There will be plenty. This is a keeper for me."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Jan. 28, 2014

"I love Irish Soda Bread and always try to find one that is a little more "truer" to the traditional recipes. I did omit the raisins and I prefer *traditional Irish soda bread. It was a great recipe and I will keep it on hand for future use.

*(being of Irish descent, I like recipes that are close to traditional. Irish soda bread was for the poorer families and consisted of 4 basic ingredients - flour, baking soda, salt, milk or sour milk. The poorer families couldn't afford the extravagant ingredients such as raisins, currants, nuts, etc., that are found in newer recipes.)"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Mar. 23, 2013

"Made this to go along with Favorite Irish Stew (also on this site) and it was great. Perfect meal."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Mar. 9, 2011

"This turned out good! I made it to go w/ Breakfast but would imagine it would be best with some yummy beef stew."

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