Easy Irish Soda Bread

Irish soda bread is easy to make and delicious year round.

Irish Soda Bread

This recipes uses half white and half whole wheat flours to make a light loaf of bread.

For those who don’t mind a dense bread feel free to experiment with more or all whole wheat.

1 cup all purpose flour
1 cup whole grain flour
1½ tsp. baking powder
½ tsp. salt
½ tsp. baking soda
1 tbs. sugar
¼ cup butter
1 cup raisins
2 tsp. caraway seeds
1 egg
2/3 cup buttermilk

  1. Preheat oven to 375º
  2. Sift together the first 6 ingredients.
  3. Cut butter in using pastry blender until mixture has the texture of coarse cornmeal.
  4. Stir in raisins and caraway seeds.
  5. Whisk together egg and milk. Add to dry ingredients and stir well. Knead briefly on floured board.
  6. Place in a greased 8” round stoneware pan. Press down so dough covers bottom of pan. Cut a bold cross on top of bread and brush with milk.
  7. Bake for 35-40 minutes.

Irish soda bread does not have to be reserved ONLY for St. Patrick’s Day! Make it a year-round regular!


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