Irish Soda Bread has been a long-time favorite of our family. I think I have been making it for . . . we’ll not go there! Anyway, this bread was especially fitting for our St. Patty’s Day themed cooking class but . . . it’s good any time! Just remove the word “Irish” from it’s name and you have “Soda Bread”! I’m only kidding! Actually this bread stands on it’s own . . . regardless of it’s nationality! Let’s do this!
IRISH SODA BREAD
PREP: 15 MINUTES
BAKING TIME: 60–65 MINUTES
OVEN TEMP: 350 DEGREES
4 CUPS FLOUR + 1 TABLESPOON FOR DUSTING
½ CUP SUGAR
2 TEASPOONS BAKING POWDER
1 TEASPOON SODA
¾ TEASPOON SALT
3 CUPS RAISINS
1 TABLESPOON CARAWAY SEEDS (OPTIONAL)
2 EGGS, LIGHTLY BEATEN
1 ¼ CUPS BUTTERMILK
1 CUP SOUR CREAM
1. Heat oven to 350 degree. Grease a 9 inch cast-iron skillet or baking pan
2. Combine 4 cups flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, salt, raisins, and caraway seeds in a large bowl stir in flour mixture just until flour is moistened.
3. Knead dough in bowl, about 10 strokes; dough will be very sticky! Shape into a ball; place in skillet. Cut a 4-inch “X” ¾-inch deep, across top of dough. Sprinkle with remaining tablespoon flour.
4. Bake in 350 Degree oven for 60-65 minutes or until wooden pick inserted in center tests clean. Cool in skillet 10 minutes. Turn bread out onto wire rack to cool completely.
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#1 by Christina @ Salt Pepper Brilliant on March 22, 2012 - 8:08 am
I love your recipe! I will definitely give it a try. Stop by and say hi 🙂