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Irish Soda Bread Recipe

This traditional Irish soda bread is a classic favorite bread with a firm crust, a dense texture, and a slightly sour flavor. It is great served with Irish stew. Eat leftover soda bread toasted or use for French toast.

This Irish Soda Bread is great served with Irish stew. Eat leftover soda bread toasted or use for French toast.

Ingredients

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1/2 cup sugar
4 cups flour
2 tsp. baking powder
1 tsp. baking soda
3/4 tsp. salt
2 cups raisins
1 Tbsp. caraway seeds, optional*
2 eggs, slightly beaten
1 1/4 cup buttermilk
1 cup sour cream

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350°.
  2. Mix first seven ingredients.
  3. In a second bowl mix eggs, buttermilk and sour cream.
  4. Add liquid ingredients to dry, adding enough until flour is moistened.
  5. Knead 10-12 strokes. The dough will be very sticky.
  6. Place in a 9 inch cake pan. Cut a 4″ X in the top. Brush top with milk.
  7. Bake 65-75 minutes.

Notes

*Caraway seeds make it more authentic, but if you don’t like them or don’t have them, you can leave them out. You could also use 1 cup of raisins and one cup dried cranberries.