(Makes one 7-inch round loaf)
Here is a recipe for Irish Soda Bread just in time for St. Patrick’s Day. It is a quick and easy way to make a tasty bread. It is full of flavor with the caraway seeds, and the addition of golden raisins add just the right touch of sweetness.
What You Will Need
|2⅓ cups||All-purpose flour|
|1 tsp.||Baking soda|
|1 tsp.||Kosher salt|
|1 Tbsp.||Caraway seeds|
|⅔ cup||Sultanas (golden raisins)|
|1 cup + 2 Tbsp.||Well-shaken buttermilk|
|1½ Tbsp.||Melted butter|
How To Make Irish Soda Bread
Preheat oven to 375ºF. with the rack placed in the center rung.
Whisk together flour, baking soda, and salt in a large bowl. Stir in the sugar, caraway seeds and raisins. Add buttermilk and stir just until dough is evenly moistened but still lumpy.
Turn dough out onto a floured work surface and gently knead with floured hands about 8 times, until slightly less sticky but still soft.
Pat out the dough ball into a domed 7-inch round on a parchment paper-lined cookie sheet pan. Cut a large ½-inch-deep X in top of the loaf with a sharp paring knife and brush with melted butter.
Bake 35-40 minutes or until golden brown and bottom sounds hollow when tapped. Cool on rack for 2 hours before slicing.