Irish Soda Bread Recipe
  • 4 cups flour
  • 3 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 6 tablespoons cold butter
  • 2 eggs
  • 1½ cups buttermilk
  • 1½ cups raisins
  1. Prepare a 1½ quart casserole pan or muffin tin with a baking spray or butter.
  2. Mix flour with sugar, baking powder salt and baking soda in large bowl. But in cold butter with a pastry cutter or two knives until it resembles coarse crumbs.
  3. In a small bowl, beat the eggs and remove a tablespoon for to brush on top of muffins before baking.
  4. Add buttermilk and eggs to flour mixture, Dough will be very sticky.
  5. You can mix it with a mixer and dough hook.
  6. Add raisins and mix together until they are incorporated.
  7. Turn dough onto well-floured surface and with floured hands knead the dough about 10 times.
  8. You can bake this in a 1½ quart casserole dish for 1 hour and 10 minutes.
  9. Or you can bake these as muffins, place three tablespoons into each well of the muffin pan and bake at 350 degrees for 15-20 minutes.
  10. Insert a toothpick to check to see the bread is not moist inside.
  11. Let the Irish soda bread cool and dust with powdered sugar before serving.
  12. * You can find dry buttermilk, that you can add water to in the baking section. Buttermilk adds a rich flavor to scones, biscuits, cake, and pancakes.
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