A traditional bread served at most meals. It is best eaten warm with a little butter or toasted.
Irish Soda Bread
- Ready in: 40 minutes to an hour
- Serves: 6
- Complexity: easy
- 4.5 cups flour
- 4 t baking powder
- .5 t baking soda
- 1 t salt
- 3 T sugar
- 1 T caraway seeds
- 1 c raisins
- 2 c buttermilk
- Preheat the oven to 350 degrees and grease a 9-inch bread pan and dust it with flour. In a large bowl, mix 4 cups of flour with the baking powder, baking soda, salt, sugar, and seeds.
- Add the buttermilk to the bowl and mix with a fork until the mixture forms a dough.
- Sprinkle flour on a board. Turn out the dough and knead for about 5 minutes, working in the flour from the board and forming the dough into a smooth round loaf about 8 inches in diameter.
- Press the dough evenly into the pan and cut an "x" about 1/2 inch deep across the top.
- Bake for 1 and a quarter hours or until the loaf sounds hollow when tapped on the bottom.
- Move the loaf onto a wire rack and brush the top with butter.
- Let it cool before slicing.