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(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
2 tsp. Sugar
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.