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Irish Soda Bread Recipe

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Added: Thursday, March 15, 2007

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Ingredients:  
Ingredients:  
41/4 to 41/2 c all purpose flour,
4 tsp baking powder,
1/2 tsp baking soda,
1 tsp salt,
3 tbsp sugar,
1 tbsp caraway seeds,
1 c dark seedless raisins,
2 c buttermilk,
butter

Directions:
Directions:
In a large bowl whisk 4 cup flour with the baking powder, baking soda, salt, sugar and caraway seeds. Add raisins and mix them in to make sure they are separated. Add buttermilk and mix with a fork until mixture forms a dough. Sprinkle about 1/4 cup more flour on a board or counter, turn out dough and knead for about 5 minutes, working in the flour on the counter. Form dough into a smooth, round loaf.
Grease a 9 inch pan or cast iron skillet with solid vegetable shortening and dust with flour. Press loaf evenly into pan and cut a 1/2 inch deep cross in the top
Remove loaf to a wire rack and rub top with butter. Let bread cool completely before slicing.

Number Of Servings:
Number Of Servings:
Makes 1 Large loaf
Preparation Time:
Preparation Time:
bake 1 to 1 1/4 hours, or until bread sounds hollow when rapped on the bottom.
Personal Notes:
Personal Notes:
This recipe is from my dear friend Anne Murphy. I worked with Anne at Catholic Charities in Arlington, VA.

 

 

 

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