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Most Popular Irish Soda Bread

Total Time

Prep: 20 min. Bake: 50 min. + cooling

Makes

1 loaf (16 slices)

“My husband’s family is Irish. Wanting to impress my future mother-in-law, I baked this bread and took it along with me when I met her the first time. Needless to say, it worked!” —Padmini Roy-Dixon, Columbus, Ohio
Most Popular Irish Soda Bread Recipe photo by Taste of Home

Ingredients

  • 3/4 cup raisins
  • 1 cup boiling water
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup whole wheat flour
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 3 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 large egg
  • 2 cups buttermilk
  • 1/4 cup butter, melted

Directions

  1. Place raisins in a small bowl. Cover with boiling water; let stand for 5 minutes. Drain and pat dry.
  2. In a large bowl, combine the flours, sugar, baking powder, baking soda and salt. In a small bowl, whisk the egg, buttermilk and butter. Stir into dry ingredients just until moistened. Fold in raisins.
  3. Transfer to a 9x5-in. loaf pan coated with cooking spray. Bake at 350° for 50-60 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Cool for 10 minutes before removing from pan to a wire rack.

Nutrition Facts

1 slice: 161 calories, 4g fat (2g saturated fat), 22mg cholesterol, 359mg sodium, 28g carbohydrate (10g sugars, 2g fiber), 4g protein.

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