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Irish Soda Bread

irish soda bread
Irish Soda Bread
  • Prep 10 min
  • Total 55 min
  • Servings 1
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Whether or not you're Irish, this classic quick bread recipe brings great taste into your kitchen. ...MORE + LESS -

Ingredients

3 tbsp (45 mL) butter or margarine, softened
2 1/2 cups (625 mL) all-purpose flour
2 tbsp (30 mL) sugar
1 tsp (5 mL) baking soda
1 tsp (5 mL) baking powder
1/2 tsp (2 mL) salt
1/3 cup (75 mL) raisins, if desired
3/4 cup (175 mL) buttermilk

Steps

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  • 1
    Heat oven to 375ºF. Grease cookie sheet.
  • 2
    Cut butter into flour, sugar, baking soda, baking powder and salt in large bowl, using pastry blender or crisscrossing 2 knives, until mixture resembles fine crumbs. Stir in raisins and just enough buttermilk so dough leaves side of bowl.
  • 3
    Turn dough onto lightly floured surface. Knead 1 to 2 minutes or until smooth. Shape into round loaf, about 6 1/2 inches in diameter. Place on cookie sheet. Cut an X shape about 1/2 inch deep through loaf with floured knife.
  • 4
    Bake 35 to 45 minutes or until golden brown. Brush with butter or margarine, softened, if desired.

Expert Tips

  • Did you know? : Why the "X" on top of Irish soda bread? Legend tells us that this cross is meant to scare away evil spirits. Spooky!

Nutrition Information

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 loaf
Calories
110
% Daily Value
Total Fat
3
Saturated Fat
2
Cholesterol
10
Sodium
240
Dietary Fiber
1
Protein
3
% Daily Value*:
Exchanges:
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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