Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Irish Soda Bread

We finally came up with our Irish Soda Bread recipe. It took a few tries but we are very happy with this one and can't wait to make it for the family this weekend. If you are interested in giving it a try, here is the recipe:


5 cups whole wheat flour
1 cup sugar
2 tablespoons baking powder
1 1/2 teaspoons salt
1 teaspoon baking soda
2 sticks of butter (room temperature)
4 cups raisins
2 1/2 cups buttermilk
1 large egg


Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Generously butter iron skillet. Whisk first 5 ingredients in large bowl to blend. Add butter; using fingers rub in butter until coarse crumbs form. Stir in raisins. In separate bowl whisk buttermilk and egg to blend. Add mixture to dough; using a wooden spoon stir until well incorporated.

Transfer dough to prepared skillet; smooth top, mounding in the center. Using a knife cut a 1 inch deep X in the top center of the dough. In a small bowl mix an egg and some buttermilk, use this to brush over the top of the bread. Bake until bread is cooked through, insert a knife into the center and make sure it comes out clean. About an 1 and 15 minutes. Cool bread in skillet.

Serve and enjoy!

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