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Mom's Irish Soda Bread

Mom's Irish Soda Bread

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Katie O'

Authentic Irish soda bread does not contain raisins, but I like mine with raisins so I include them. This is a very easy and delicious recipe.

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Nutrition

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  • Calories:
  • 305 kcal
  • 15%
  • Fat:
  • 8.8 g
  • 13%
  • Carbs:
  • 51.6g
  • 17%
  • Protein:
  • 6.2 g
  • 12%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 39 mg
  • 13%
  • Sodium:
  • 370 mg
  • 15%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
  2. Grease a 9-inch deep-dish pie plate.
  3. Spoon 1 tablespoon of the buttermilk into a small bowl; place remainder of 1 cup buttermilk into a separate bowl.
  4. Stir golden raisins into the larger amount of buttermilk and allow raisins to soak while you complete the remaining steps.
  5. Spoon 1 tablespoon of the melted butter into the small bowl with the tablespoon of buttermilk; stir to combine and set aside. Set remaining melted butter aside.
  6. Whisk together flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, and salt in a bowl.
  7. Make a well in the center of the dry ingredients, pour in reserved butter, and stir until the mixture resembles coarse crumbs.
  8. Mix the egg into the flour mixture until thoroughly combined.
  9. Mix the soaked raisins with buttermilk into dough and shape dough into a ball.
  10. Place the ball of dough into prepared pie dish and lightly pat dough down so top is slightly domed.
  11. Use a sharp knife to cut two crisscrossing lines through the center of the loaf about 1/4 inch deep.
  12. Thoroughly brush buttermilk and butter mixture over the loaf, getting the mixture into the crevices.
  13. Bake in the preheated oven until loaf is golden brown and a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean, 55 minutes to 1 hour.
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Reviews

JessTheSaver
28
3/17/2013

The raisins make it very sweet. It's like a giant biscuit. Perfect with corned beef and cabbage.

Julie
22
3/17/2013

This recipe was easy to put together and the bread was delicious!!!!!! I did leave out the raisins though. Thank you for posting it!!!

Kelly Fidik
18
4/25/2014

2 THUMBS UP ON THIS RECIPE! It's going to be Marvelous with my Corn Beef and cabbage cooked unauthenically in a CROCK POT for dinner tonight! THANK YOU FOR TAKING THE TIME TO POST