irish soda bread

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By Moya Jarboe
from Sneads Ferry, NC

This is passed down from my Nana...

serves 6-8
prep time 20 Min
cook time 30 Min
method Bake

Ingredients For irish soda bread

  • 2 c
    unsifted flour
  • 2 Tbsp
    sugar
  • 1/2 tsp
    salt
  • 2 tsp
    baking powder
  • 1 tsp
    baking soda
  • 1/2 c
    raisins
  • 1 Tbsp
    caraway seeds
  • 3 Tbsp
    butter, softened
  • 1 c
    buttermilk

How To Make irish soda bread

  • 1
    Preheat oven to 375F Lightly grease a cookie sheet or use parchment paper
  • 2
    Sift first five ingredients into a large bowl Add raisins and caraway seeds Cut in softened butter Add buttermilk Mix with a fork until moistened
  • 3
    Move dough to a lightly floured surface Knead until smooth; tacky but not sticky (a little may need to be added) Shape into a ball
  • 4
    Put on the cookie sheet Flatten to a seven inch mound Make a crosscut in the dough being careful not to cut even halfway through Bake 30-40 minutes until tapping the surface makes a hollow sound
  • 5
    Serve immediately or wrap in a linen towel to keep Serves well plain or with butter

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