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Classic Irish Soda Bread

This traditional Irish soda bread can be made with an assortment of mix-ins such as dried fruit and nuts, but I like it with a handful of raisins. —Gloria Warczak, Cedarburg, Wisconsin
  • Total Time
    Prep: 15 min. Bake: 30 min.
  • Makes
    8 servings

Ingredients

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 3 tablespoons cold butter, cubed
  • 2 large eggs, room temperature, divided use
  • 3/4 cup buttermilk
  • 1/3 cup raisins

Directions

  • Preheat oven to 375°. Whisk together first 5 ingredients. Cut in butter until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. In another bowl, whisk together 1 egg and buttermilk. Add to flour mixture; stir just until moistened. Stir in raisins.
  • Turn onto a lightly floured surface; knead gently 6-8 times. Shape into a 6-1/2-in. round loaf; place on a greased baking sheet. Using a sharp knife, make a shallow cross in top of loaf. Whisk remaining egg; brush over top.
  • Bake until golden brown, 30-35 minutes. Remove from pan to a wire rack. Serve warm.
Nutrition Facts
1 piece: 210 calories, 6g fat (3g saturated fat), 59mg cholesterol, 463mg sodium, 33g carbohydrate (8g sugars, 1g fiber), 6g protein.
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