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Classic Irish Soda Bread

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Back in Jersey, every St. Patty's Day we would somehow end up with loaves and loaves of Irish Soda Bread in our kitchen. It seemed everyone on the block would be comparing and contrasting different recipes in order to come up with the perfect combination, and of course, what better way to test your recipes than on your neighbors! So, after years of trial and error, I have settled on a what has come to be my favorite recipe for Irish Soda Bread...It comes from a family I grew up with, and I simply added in some of my healthier substitutions. This recipe has the perfect hint of sweetness, with a dry texture embodied with plump, golden, raisins and crunchy caraway seeds, just the way I like it! Try toasting it up with a light spread of butter...yum!!
  White flour 3⁄4 Cup (12 tbs), sifted
  Whole wheat flour 3⁄4 Cup (12 tbs), sifted
  Baking powder 1 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Sugar 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
  Salt 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Baking soda 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Golden raisins 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Caraway seeds 1⁄2 Tablespoon
  Low fat buttermilk 3⁄4 Cup (12 tbs)
  Melted butter 2 Tablespoon
  Flour 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs) (For Dusting)

Preheat oven to 350.

1. Combine flour, sugar, baking powder, salt, and baking soda in a large bowl. Stir in raisins and caraway seeds.

2. Stir in buttermilk and butter until the dough is evenly moist. The dough will be sticky and wet.

3. On a cookie sheet that is sprayed with a little non stick spray, plop your dough right in the center shape into a disk.

4. Bake for 35 minutes. Cool and dust with a little flour!

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Lacto Ovo Vegetarian
Flour, Milk Product
Preparation Time: 
15 Minutes
Cook Time: 
35 Minutes
Ready In: 
50 Minutes
If you think that baking a Classic Irish soda bread at home is quite a time consuming job then you are wrong. You can also bake these golden crunchy and sweet appetizers, if you know the easy process, which is shown in this video. So, get the ingredients and start baking these yummy breads, without wasting your time.

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awagner's picture
Hi there...I love your videos, and instruction...but this recipe should probably not be posted in vegan--I was really excited for a minute! :)
Classic Irish Soda Bread Recipe Video