Irish Soda Bread

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


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2 loaves
20 Min
45 Min


  • 4 c
  • 1/4 c
  • 1 tsp
    baking powder
  • 1 tsp
    baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp
  • 6 Tbsp
  • 1/2 c
  • 1 Tbsp
    caraway seeds
  • 1 1/4 c
  • 1
    egg, lightly beaten
  • 2 Tbsp
    butter, melted
  • ·
    cinnamon sugar (optional)

How to Make Irish Soda Bread


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

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