This recipe has been a family tradition for years! My mother makes it every Saint Patrick’s Day (and whenever I bug her to make it). Just add a little butter on top of your warm slice of bread and pair it with a glass of milk.
Irish Soda Bread
- Prep Time:15 minutes
- Cook Time:80 minutes
- Total Time:95 minutes
- Servings:10 (1 Loaf)
- 4 cup all-purpose flour
- 3 tablespoon sugar
- 1 tablespoon double-acting baking powder
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 3/4 teaspoon baking soda
- 6 tablespoon butter or margarine
- 2 cup raisins
- 2 eggs
- 1 1/2 cup buttermilk
Preheat oven to 350°F.
Grease a round casserole dish.
In a large bowl, mix flour, sugar, baking powder, salt, and baking soda.
Slice the butter and mix in a large bowl. Stir in the raisins.
In a small bowl, beat eggs slightly; remove 1 tablespoon and reserve.
Stir buttermilk into remaining egg.
Stir buttermilk and egg into flour mixture just until flour is moistened (dough will be sticky).
Knead the dough to mix thoroughly.
Shape into a ball and place into your casserole dish. In the center of your dough, cut a cross and brush with reserved egg.
Bake for about 1 hour and 20 minutes.
Cool for 10 minutes. Enjoy!