Irish Soda Bread. This is a very easy bread to make. This is traditional Irish Soda Bread has a coarse texture and is flavored with caraway seed and raisins.
Serving 1 LOAF -16 slice
1 teaspoon baking soda
2 ¼ cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
2 tablespoon sugar
½ teaspoon kosher salt
2 teaspoon caraway seed (optional)
¼ cup butter (plus 1 tablespoon)
½ cup raisins
1 cup buttermilk
IRISH SODA BREAD
- Preheat oven to 375° F (190°C) /. Grease 8-inch round cake pan. ( loaf tin, tray, or whatever you’re baking it in/on). Set aside.
- In a large mixing bowl, combine the flour, baking powder, sugar, baking soda and salt, with a wooden spoon, blend well.
(When you can, use a scale to weigh the same amount of flour, salt etc. every time. )
- Using pastry fork, cut in ¼ butter until mixture is crumbly.
- Stir in raisins and caraway seed. Add milk, blend well.
- On well floured surface, kneed dough 6-7 times – until no longer sticky. Press dough in greased pan. Slash a quarter inch deep cross, diagonal lines, on top using a serrated knife. Brush with melted butter.
- Put your loaf in the oven and bake at 375° (190°C) for 30 minutes or until golden brown. The loaf will sound hollow. Immediately remove from the oven and turn the bread out onto a rack to cool completely before slicing.
- Serve and Enjoy your Irish Soda Bread.
Notes & Tips: –
Caraway is often used as a spice in breads.
Caraway and cumin both belong to the parsley family and they are similar in taste.
Photo credit mccun934 on Best Running CC