Fast Irish Soda Bread
Total TimePrep: 20 min. Bake: 40 min.
- 4 cups all-purpose flour
- 1/4 cup sugar
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 6 tablespoons shortening
- 1/2 cup raisins
- 1 tablespoon caraway seeds
- 1-1/4 cups buttermilk
- 1 egg, lightly beaten
- 2 tablespoons butter, melted
- In a large bowl, combine flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda and salt. Cut in shortening until mixture is crumbly. Stir in raisins and caraway seeds. Combine buttermilk and egg; add to the crumb mixture. Turn onto a lightly floured surface and knead gently 5-6 times.
- Divide dough in half; shape into two balls. Place on a lightly greased baking sheet. Pat each ball into a 6-in. round loaf. Using a sharp knife, cut a 4-in. cross about 1/4 in. deep on top of each loaf. Brush with butter and sprinkle with cinnamon-sugar. Bake at 375° for 40-45 minutes or until golden brown.
Nutrition Facts1 piece: 165 calories, 5g fat (2g saturated fat), 14mg cholesterol, 174mg sodium, 25g carbohydrate (6g sugars, 1g fiber), 4g protein.
Mar 13, 2015
It tastes very similar to my aunts soda bread. She was from Derry. It was just a little dry,but with lots butter on it perfect.
Mar 23, 2014
A very good recipe. The caraway adds a savory touch but are not overwhelming. Used dried cranberries since I was out of raisins. I rarely use shortning anymore so I used butter instead.
Mar 19, 2010
I have made it several times. Wonderful flavor and texture.
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