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Simple Irish Soda Bread

 Simple Irish Soda Bread
It must be the luck of the Irish to get to share the scrumptious recipe for this well-known Irish bread. Enjoy it with dinner or your morning cup of tea. —Gloria Warczak, Cedarburg, Wisconsin
4 ServingsPrep: 15 min. Bake: 20 min. + cooling


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


  • In a small bowl, combine the flour, brown sugar, baking powder,
  • baking soda and salt. Cut in butter until crumbly. Combine egg and
  • buttermilk; stir into crumb mixture just until moistened. Fold in
  • raisins.
  • Turn onto a lightly floured surface; gently knead 6-8 times. Shape
  • into a 5-in. round loaf. Place on a baking sheet coated with cooking
  • spray.
  • Using a sharp knife, cut a 1-in. cross about 1/4 in. deep on top of
  • loaf. Bake at 375° for 18-22 minutes or until golden brown. Cool
  • on a wire rack. Yield: 1 loaf (4 slices).
Nutritional Facts: 1 slice equals 211 calories, 6 g fat (3 g saturated fat), 65 mg cholesterol, 334 mg sodium,

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Simple Irish Soda Bread (continued)

Nutritional Facts: 34 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 6 g protein.