Not Irish? Who Cares? You Can Still Make This Easy Irish Soda Bread! by Donna John

2 years ago
Not Irish? Who Cares? You Can Still Make This Easy Irish Soda Bread!

What's more Irish than Irish soda bread? Try this easy recipe for your St. Patrick's Day dinner! 

You'll need:

  • 4 cups flour
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 4 tablespoons butter
  • 1 cup raisins
  • 1 egg
  • 1 3/4 cup buttermilk

Here's how you  make it:

  1. Combine the flour, sugar, salt and baking soda in a bowl.
  2. Cut the butter into the flour until it looks like cornmeal.
  3. Stir in raisins.
  4. Add the buttermilk and egg. Mix well until you have a stiff dough.
  5. Dust your hands and your work surface with some flour. Knead the dough to form a ball.
  6. Shape the dough into a round loaf. Do not over-knead the dough.
  7. With a sharp knife, cut an X into the top of the loaf.
  8. Put the loaf onto a greased baking sheet. Bake in a preheated 425-degree F oven until the loaf sounds hollow, about 30-40 minutes. 

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