Irish Soda Bread

4
Mary Power

By
@chefmlp

Now that February and Valentine's Day is over, it is time to get ready for my favorite holiday - St. Patrick's Day. And there is nothing better to have a slice of warm Soda Bread with soft butter.

Rating:

★★★★★ 1 vote

Comments:
Serves:
8
Prep:
15 Min
Cook:
30 Min

Ingredients

  • 3 c
    all purpose flour
  • 1/4 c
    granulated suger
  • 1 Tbsp
    baking powder
  • 1 tsp
    baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp
    salt
  • 4 Tbsp
    butter, unsalted, 1/2-inch dice and very cold
  • 1 Tbsp
    caraway seeds, optional
  • 1 c
    raisins
  • 1 c
    buttermilk
  • 1
    egg

How to Make Irish Soda Bread

Step-by-Step

  1. Set rack in middle of oven and set at 400 degrees.
    Turn on some Irish music.
    I dice the butter now and put it in the refrigerator to chill.
    In a medium bowl, combine the flour, sugar, baking powder and soda, and salt and stir well to mix.
  2. Cut in the butter until it disappears in the dry ingredients.
    Stir in the caraway seeds if using and the raisins.
    Measure the buttermilk and add the egg and whisk together.
    Mix into the dough.
  3. Turn the sticky dough onto a floured work surface and knead for 1 minute.
    Shape into a round loaf.
    Transfer to a cookie sheet covered in parchment.
    Cut a cross on top with a sharp knife.
  4. Bake for 15 minutes then reduce the heat to 350 degrees and bake for 20-30 minutes more, until well colored and a toothpick plunged into the center emerges clean.
    Cool on a rack and serve warm with plenty of soft butter.

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About Irish Soda Bread

Course/Dish: Sweet Breads




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