Irish Soda Bread

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RC :)

By
@rcrc

Recipe is from a member of my freshman Speech class who used the recipe for her "demonstration" speech.

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★★★★★ 1 vote
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Serves:
2 loaves
Prep:
20 Min
Cook:
45 Min
Method:
Bake

Ingredients

4 c
flour
1/4 c
sugar
1 tsp
baking powder
1 tsp
baking soda
1/2 tsp
salt
6 Tbsp
shortening
1/2 c
raisins
1 Tbsp
caraway seeds
1 1/4 c
buttermilk
1
egg, lightly beaten
2 Tbsp
butter, melted
cinnamon sugar (optional)

How to Make Irish Soda Bread

Step-by-Step

  • 1Combine first 5 ingredients in a large bowl. Cut in shortening until crumbly.
  • 2Stir in raisins and caraway seeds.
  • 3Combine buttermilk and egg. Add to the crumb mixture.
  • 4Turn dough onto a lightly floured surface and knead gently 5 to 6 times.
  • 5Divide dough in half, shape into 2 balls and pat each into a 6" round loaf. Place on a lightly greased baking sheet.
  • 6Using a sharp knife, cut a 4" cross about 1/4" deep on top of each loaf.
  • 7Brush with butter and sprinkle with cinnamon sugar, if desired.
  • 8Bake at 375 for 40 - 45 minutes or until loaves are golden brown.

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About Irish Soda Bread

Course/Dish: Other Breads
Main Ingredient: Bread
Regional Style: Irish
Hashtags: #Irish, #soda bread