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Irish Soda Bread


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Why I Love This Recipe

Traditional Irish bread that's great to serve with corn beef and cabbage.


Ingredients You'll Need

2 1/2 cups (12 3/8 ounces) White Whole Wheat Flour
1 1/4 cups (5 7/8 ounces) Bread Flour
3 tablespoons (1 1/4 ounces) sugar
1 teaspoon baking soda
3/4 teaspoon salt
2/3 cup (3 ounces) raisins
4 tablespoons (1/2 stick, 2 ounces) cold butter, cut into 8 pieces
1 1/3 cups (11 3/4 ounces) buttermilk
1 large egg


Directions

In a mixing bowl, whisk together the flours, sugar, baking soda, salt, and raisins. Using a mixer, a pastry fork or blender, or your fingers, cut in the butter until it's evenly distributed and no large chunks remain.


In a separate bowl (or in a measuring cup) whisk together the buttermilk and egg. Pour this mixture into the dry ingredients and mix to combine. The dough will be stiff; if it's too crumbly to squeeze together, add another tablespoon or two of buttermilk.


Knead the dough a couple of times to make sure it's holding together, then shape it into a ball.


Flatten the ball slightly, and place the loaf in a lightly greased 8- or 9-inch round cake pan, or in a cast iron pan; it won't spread much, so the pan doesn't have to be large.


Use a sharp knife to cut a 1/2-inch deep cross, extending all the way to the edges, atop the loaf.


Bake the bread in a preheated 400°F oven for 45 to 55 minutes, until it's golden brown and a cake tester inserted into the center comes out clean.


Remove the bread from the oven, and brush the top with melted butter, if desired.


Questions, Comments & Reviews


Oh thank you for this recipe :) I was in Dublin a few months ago and found this gourmet shop called Avoca and there I bought a loaf of Irish soda bread and it was heavenly good. Really look forward to try out your recipie!
Many thanks

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