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Wednesday, March 16, 2011

A Little Irish...

...soda bread that is!


5 cups sifted all-purpose unbleached flour

3/4 cup sugar

2 teaspoons baking powder

1 1/2 teaspoons salt

1 teaspoon baking soda

1/4 pound (1 stick) butter

2 1/2 cups mixed light and dark raisins, soaked in water for 15 to 20 minutes and drained

3 tablespoons caraway seeds

2 1/2 cups buttermilk

1 large egg, slightly beaten


Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Generously butter 2 (9 by 5-inch) bread pans.

Stir together the sifted flour, sugar, baking powder, salt, and baking soda. Cut in the butter and mix very thoroughly with your hands until it gets grainy. Stir in raisins and caraway seeds.

Add the buttermilk and egg to the flour mixture. Stir until well moistened. Shape dough into 2 loaves and place in the pans.
Bake for 1 hour. Test with a toothpick for doneness. Cool in the pans for 3 to 5 minutes. Transfer to a wire rack to cool.

May your St.Patrick's Day be filled with good food, warm
laughter & the joy of being surrounded by loved ones.

Rath Dé ort!


Mary ,East Coventry said...

And a happy St.Patty's Day to you! Just took my two loaves-actually they're round-out of the oven. The house smells so good!

Blondie's Journal said...

Your recipe looks delicious! I have only made Irish Soda Bread once and it didn't win the school contest! lol! I might just try this.

Happy St. Paddy's Day!


Terri said...

MmMMmm! I think that bread looks amazing. I am going to be in KC tomorrow so I don't have any Irish foods at the house. I sure hope I can find some when I am out and about!

Deanna said...

Happy St. Patrick's day sweetheart!!
Thanks for the recipe! I'm going to be a very busy cooking and baking lady this weekend!

Deanna :D

Brown English Muffin said...

Thank you for sharing the recipe I'm def going to try it....

Sugar Bear said...

Happy St. Patrick's Day to you!

PEA said...

May you always have
Walls for the winds,
A roof for the rain,
Tea beside the fire,
Laughter to cheer you,
Those you love near you,
And all your heart might desire!

Happy St. Patrick's Day, dear Sue:-) Wish you could email me some of that Soda Bread! lol It looks delicious!! xoxo

Meggie said...

Happy St. Paddy's Day to you, sweet Sue!

Donna@Conghaile Cottage said...

I am your newest follower AND I'm hoping you will peek in on my and possibly FOLLOW ME TOO! Love your post and all the info. I've copied your Irish Soda Bread recipe, it looks SO YUMMY! Thank you...This is the LINK to my St Paddy Day Post
I do hope you will decide to FOLLOW ME! I LOVE visitors!

Terri Morse said...

Hi Suzie! That looks delicious! Terri