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Irish Soda Bread Recipe

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This recipe for Irish Soda Bread, by , is from The Bolme Family Cookbook 2006, one of the cookbooks created at FamilyCookbookProject.com. We help families or individuals create heirloom cookbook treasures.

Joni and Mick
Added: Monday, November 14, 2005


2 c. all-purpose flour
1/8 c. sugar
tsp. salt
1 tsp. baking powder
1 T. caraway seeds
2 T. unsalted butter (cold)
c. raisins
c. buttermilk
1 small egg, or large egg
tsp. baking soda
1 egg yolk
T. heavy cream

Heat oven to 350. Spray a baking sheet with cooking spray, and sprinkle a little flour on it.

In a large bowl, stir together the flour, sugar, salt, baking powder, and caraway seeds until well combined. Use a pastry cutter or two knives to cut in the butter until the mixture is crumbly. Stir in the raisins.

In a small bowl, stir together the buttermilk, egg, and baking soda until well combined. Pour the buttermilk mixture into the flour and butter mixture, and stir until all the liquid is absorbed and the mixture begins to hold together. It should be like a biscuit dough.

Press the dough into a round shape, and place it on the baking sheet.
In a small bowl, mix the egg yolk and cream together. With a pastry brush, brush the egg wash over the loaf. With a sharp knife cut a cross about inch deep into the top of the loaf. Bake about 70 minutes.




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