Irish Soda Bread

Irish Soda Bread Recipe

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Rhonda Wheeler


This is a very quick bread if you want it for dinner in a hurry and its delicious and goes with any kind of meal.Legend has it the slash on top of the loaf allows the fairies to escape.

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1/2 c
1/2 c
hot brewed black tea
2 tsp
caraway seeds
1 c
3/4 c
whole wheat flour
3/4 tsp
baking soda
1/2 tsp
3/4 c
milk or buttermilk
2 Tbsp
packed brown sugar
1 Tbsp
butter or oil

How to Make Irish Soda Bread


  • 1Combine raisins with tea in small bowl or cup and let soak for 10 minutes.Then drain.
  • 2Crush caraway seeds. You can omit if you like.
  • 3Whisk all purpose flour,wheat flour,baking soda and salt.
  • 4Stir in raisins and caraway seeds.
  • 5Mix milk, brown sugar and butter. Gradually stir into flour mixture just till dry ingredients are moistened.
  • 6Knead dough a couple of times not alot so it will stay tender.
  • 7Shape into a ball and place in greased pie plate or baking sheet.
  • 8Flatten to about 2 inches.
  • 9Make 1/2 inch deep crisscross slash on top of bread.
  • 10Bake at 425 for 30-40 minutes.When toothpick inserted in center comes out clean.

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About Irish Soda Bread

Course/Dish: Other Breads
Other Tag: Quick & Easy

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