Irish Soda Bread

Irish Soda Bread

"Each St. Patrick's day, I bake this bread for my neighbor, who is Irish. Then I make another loaf for my family to enjoy. Sweet raisins contrast nicely with the caraway."
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1 h 40 m servings
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Original recipe yields 16 servings

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  1. In a large bowl, combine the first five ingredients. Cut in butter until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Stir in the raisins and caraway seeds. Set aside 1 tablespoon beaten egg. In a bowl, combine buttermilk and remaining eggs; stir into crumb mixture just until flour is moistened (dough will be sticky). Turn onto a well-floured surface; knead about 10 times. Shape into a ball.
  2. Place in a greased 9-in. round baking pan. Cut a 4-in. X, 1/4-in. deep, in the center of the ball. Brush the top with reserved egg. Bake at 350 degrees F for 1 hour and 20 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean. Cover loosely with foil during the last 20 minutes if top browns too quickly. Cool for 10 minutes before removing from pans to a wire rack to cool completely.

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Ok so this recipe rocks! I made it twice already, one thing I would say is watch out for your oven temperature...mine is a little hotter than most so my first loaf was a little drier (maybe tak...

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I seem to be the only one that this has happened to, but I had to add another egg and then about three tablespoons of water just to have the dough be kneadable. If I make this again, I'll likely...

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Ok so this recipe rocks! I made it twice already, one thing I would say is watch out for your oven temperature...mine is a little hotter than most so my first loaf was a little drier (maybe tak...

This was a great recipe! I let the butter, buttermilk, and eggs sit out for about 45 minutes.I didn't put caraway seeds in it, and I only baked it for about an hour. It turned out with a golden ...

This is so good and really easy. My 3 yr old daughter got a kick out of helping me and it was a good recipe (forgiving!) for her to participate in. I used a cast iron skillet to bake the bread...

Easy to make and tastes great!! I had bought a soda bread from the grocery store last week for the first time and it was dry, like old biscuits, you had to eat it with a drink of something. I d...

Delicious and highly adaptable recipe. The caraway spreads taste throughout this dense yet light cake/biscuit-like bread. I used 1 cup of raisins instead of 1 1/2, which would have made it too s...

Oh my goodness this was so easy to make. It tasted wonderful too, thought I was back in Ireland. When I took it out of the oven I rubbed butter over the top and sides, so the crust wouldnt't be ...

FIve stars for ease and adaptability. I really liked the moist, biscuit-like consistency. I'm not a big fan of caraway seeds but they were pretty good. I don't like raisins at all so I didn't in...

I've been the family breadmaker for a year now, but this was my first Irish soda bread. It came out perfect! I am so proud of how it looked and tasted. My mom said it was the best Irish soda bre...

As close as you can get to Ireland. I didn't have the seeds and missed them but no matter, the bread was a bit of Irish heaven. Advice from other reviews that work well: cook about an hour and w...

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