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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.
Jul 30, 2014

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

  • 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

  • Tip 1
    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

110 Calories, 3g Total Fat, 3g Protein, 19g Total Carbs

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 loaf
Calories
110
Total Fat
3g
Saturated Fat
2g
Cholesterol
10mg
Sodium
240mg
Total Carbs
19g
Dietary Fiber
1g
Protein
3g
% Daily Value*:
Exchanges:
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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