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An Irish Soda Bread Recipe That ROCKS

Irish soda bread is a St. Patrick’s Day staple. It’s good plain, under the broiler, toasted, buttered, and dipped in chocolate if you dare.

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But no matter how you like your soda bread, here’s a starting point: an Irish soda bread recipe that rocks.


You will need:

4 cups of sifted flour

1/3 cup of butter softened

1 teaspoon of salt

1 tablespoon of Caraway seeds (optional)

1 teaspoon of baking soda

1/4 cup of sugar

1.5 teaspoons of baking powder

1 1/3 cups of buttermilk

1 egg

1 cup of raisins

Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Mix flour, sugar, salt and baking powder together. Mix in caraway seeds if you are using them.

With a pastry blender, cut in butter to the consistency of cornmeal. Add raisins.

Combine buttermilk, egg, and baking soda in a bowl and stir.

Pour mixture into dry ingredients and mix until moist. Turn out on counter and knead gently until smooth.

Place dough in a greased 8 or 9 inch pie plate or cake pan.

Cut a cross on top about 1/2 inch deep.

Sprinkle a little flour on top. Bake one hour in a preheated 375 degree oven.


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