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Ginny's Award Winning Irish Soda Bread Recipe

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Contributor:  
Contributor:  
Ginny Larkin
Added: Wednesday, September 14, 2005

Category:
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Ingredients:  
Ingredients:  
3 cups all-purpose flour
1 cup whole wheat flour
1 tsp. baking soda
1 tsp. salt
4 tbl. sugar
1 tbl. caraway seeds
1 cup raisins or currants
1 cups well-shaken buttermilk
1 tbl. unsalted butter, melted

Directions:
Directions:
Preheat oven to 375 degree. Butter and flour a large baking sheet, shaking off excess flour. Sift together flour, baking soda, and salt into a large bowl. Stir in sugar, caraway seeds, and raisins. Add buttermilk and stir just until dough is evenly moistened but still lumpy.

Transfer dough to a well-floured surface and gently knead with floured hands about 8 times to form a soft but slightly less sticky ball. Halve dough and form into 2 balls.

Pat out each ball into a domed 6-inch round on baking sheet. Cut a inch deep X onto each loaf with a sharp knife, then brush with butter.

Bake in middle of oven until golden brown and bottom sounds hollow when tapped about 35-40 minutes. Transfer loaves to rack to cool completely.

Personal Notes:
Personal Notes:
This recipe has won the famous Donovan family Irish Bread Bake-Off. (There is no truth to the rumor that the voting was rigged!)

 

 

 

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