irish soda bread and guinness butter

★★★★★ 5 Reviews
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By Malinda Coletta
from North Providence, RI

This version is one of the best yet...the house smells heavenly!

★★★★★ 5 Reviews
serves 10
prep time 10 Min
cook time 1 Hr 30 Min

Ingredients For irish soda bread and guinness butter

  • 4 c
    flour
  • 3 Tbsp
    sugar
  • 1 Tbsp
    baking powder
  • 1 tsp
    salt
  • 3/4 tsp
    baking soda
  • 6 Tbsp
    butter
  • 1 1/2 c
    raisins
  • 1 Tbsp
    caraway seeds
  • 2
    eggs
  • 1 1/2 c
    buttermilk
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How To Make irish soda bread and guinness butter

  • 1
    Preheat oven to 350F. Grease 1 9 inch round pan. In mixer bowl combine flour, caraway, raisins, cubed butter, sugar, baking powder, salt, baking soda.
  • 2
    In measuring cup with buttermilk add one egg and beat. in a separate bowl take remaining egg and a bit of water and beat - reserve this to brush dough with just prior to placing in the oven.
  • 3
    With mixer on low speed add buttermilk and egg mixture. Mix until just blended do not over mix. Place dough on floured surface add a bit more flour to top of dough ball and knead for about 10 strokes to make a ball. Place in greased pan.
  • 4
    Baste with egg wash then cut a cross on the top with a sharp knife. Bake for 1 1/2 hours. Allow to cool and wrap in plastic wrap this goes stale quickly. A great addition to the final product is Guinness Butter...2 sticks of room temp butter 3 oz of Guinness 3 tablespoons honey beat in mixer. Served on this bread is very yummy!
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