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Homemade Irish Soda Bread Recipe

Homemade Irish Soda Bread Recipe

"SOME PEOPLE consider bread to be the most important part of a meal...and this bread just might satisfy such folks! It comes from an old recipe and is by far the best soda bread I've ever tried. With the addition of raisins, it is moist and delicious!"
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Bake: 1 hour YIELD:16 servings

Ingredients

  • 4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 cup butter or margarine
  • 3 to 4 tablespoons caraway seed
  • 2 cups raisins
  • 1-1/3 cups buttermilk
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • Milk

Directions

  • 1. In a mixing bowl, combine flour, sugar, salt, baking powder and baking soda. Cut in butter until mixture resembles coarse meal. Stir in caraway seed and raisins. Combine buttermilk and egg; stir into dry ingredients just until moistened. Turn out onto a floured surface and knead lightly until smooth. Shape dough into a ball and place on a greased baking pan. Pat into a 7-in. round loaf. Cut a 4-in. cross about 1/4 in. deep on top to allow for expansion. Brush top with milk. Bake at 375° for 1 hour or until golden brown. Yield: 1 loaf.

Nutritional Facts

1 slice: 222 calories, 4g fat (2g saturated fat), 22mg cholesterol, 308mg sodium, 43g carbohydrate (16g sugars, 2g fiber), 5g protein.

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misscoffeepot
Reviewed Mar. 1, 2017

"excellent recipe- as i find I do not care for the caraway seed- I just eliminated it. I like it with craisens a lot too"

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TheDix
Reviewed Mar. 17, 2016

"Very good, moist. Well received at a gathering this evening."

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ladymluv09
Reviewed Apr. 22, 2012

"Made this two years in a row and my friends and family devour it and I get asked for the recipe."

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sofieming
Reviewed Mar. 7, 2010

"This is a keeper"

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oeg1kallee
Reviewed Mar. 10, 2008

"I will make this for St Pat's day- thanks!"

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djb1240
Reviewed Mar. 4, 2008

"Sounds delicious. Something I would definitely try."

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