Irish Soda Bread with Honey Butter
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- 1/4 c
- butter (4 tbsp), at room temperature
- 1 1/2 Tbsp
- 4 c
- all-purpose flour
- 1 tsp
- baking soda
- 1/2 tsp
- 2 Tbsp
- butter, melted
- 1/2 c
- 2 Tbsp
- caraway seeds
- 1 c
1Preheat oven to 375°F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper; set aside.
2Combine butter and honey in a small bowl, and mix vigorously for about a minute or until well combined and smooth. Cover bowl, and store in refrigerator until read to serve the soda bread.
3Mix flour, baking soda, and salt in large bowl of electric mixer. Add butter and mix on low speed until well incorporated into the flour. Add raisins, caraway seeds and buttermilk, and continue mixing on low speed just until ingredients are well incorporated into the dough.
4Turn dough onto a well-floured surface, and knead 5 or 6 times. If dough sticks to work surface, add a little more flour and knead a few more times. Form dough into a round loaf.
5Place dough on prepared baking sheet, and with a sharp knife cut an X across the top of the loaf (to help the inside bake evenly).
6Bake for 35-45 minutes or until the top is golden brown. You know it's done when you get a hollow sound when you tap the bottom with your knuckle.
7Let cool on baking sheet a few minutes, the cool completely or cut into wedges and serve warm with the honey butter.