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Quick Irish Soda Bread

 Quick Irish Soda Bread
Each bite of this traditional loaf is dotted with raisins. My family considers this my "best ever" bread recipe. I hope you agree.
12 ServingsPrep: 10 min. Bake: 25 min. + cooling

Ingredients

  • 2 cups King Arthur Unbleached All-Purpose Flour
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 3 tablespoons cold butter
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 1/2 cup raisins
  • Additional melted butter
  • Additional flour

Directions

  • In a bowl, combine the flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda and
  • salt. Cut in butter until crumbly. Stir in buttermilk just until
  • moistened. Fold in raisins.
  • Knead on a floured surface for 8-10 times. Shape into a 7-in. round
  • loaf; place on a greased baking sheet. With a sharp knife, cut a
  • 1/4-in.-deep cross on top of the loaf.
  • Bake at 375° for 25-35 minutes or until golden brown. Remove from
  • pan to a wire rack. Brush with additional butter. Cool. Dust with
  • additional flour. Yield: 1 loaf.
Nutritional Facts: 1 serving (1 slice) equals 135 calories, 3 g fat (2 g saturated fat), 8 mg cholesterol, 288 mg sodium,

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Quick Irish Soda Bread (continued)

Nutritional Facts: 24 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 3 g protein.