Irish Soda Bread Recipe @pinch

Many families have their recipe for Irish soda bread and Christine's soda bread is fantastic. It is more tender than most loaves of soda bread with a subtle sweetness accented by caraway seeds and raisins. Besides being baked in a loaf pan (and not shaped round), this Irish soda bread is more cake havelike than bread havelike. Serve warm with a smear of butter alongside beef stew or corned beef. Or, enjoy with a cup of tea for an afternoon St. Patrick's Day snack. Well, March is upon us which means It is Irish soda bread time! I have made many soda breads over the years... this recipe is the one I love most. And clean up is a snap since the preparation only involves two bowls and a wooden spoon. I don't even bother with a whisk. This bread will stay moist for up to 4 days but it never is around that long at my house. The flavor is intensified when lightly toasted and enjoyed with gobs of butter, a cup of tea; or, when the mood dictates, a glass of wine. Enjoy!

irish soda bread
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Recipe Cuisine: Irish Recipe Category: Sweet Breads Yield: 6 Servings
Ingredients :
  • 1 2/3 cup(s) all-purpose flour
  • 5 tablespoon(s) sugar
  • 1 teaspoon(s) baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon(s) baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon(s) salt
  • 1 cup(s) raisins
  • 2 teaspoon(s) caraway seeds
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 cup(s) buttermilk
  • 1/2 stick(s) warm melted butter (unsalted preferred)
Intructions :
  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease an 8 1/2 x 4 1/2 inch (6 cup) loaf pan
  • In a mixing bowl, combine the flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, salt, caraway, and raisins
  • In a separate bowl, combine buttermilk, egg, and melted butter
  • Add the buttermilk mixture to the flour mixture
  • Stir just until the ingredients are moistened. The batter will be stiff but sticky
  • Scrape the batter into the loaf pan and spread evenly. Use a sharp knife to slash a large X on top of the batter
  • Bake until golden brown and a toothpick comes out clean, about 40-50 minutes
  • Let cool in the loaf pan on a rack for 5 to 10 minutes before unmolding to cool completely on the rack.

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