Irish Soda Bread

Irish Soda Bread
Lisa Hubbard
Serves 16
preparation
10
minutes
cooking
70
minutes

Ingredients

3
cups
all-purpose flour, spooned and leveled, plus more for the work surface
1/2
cup
whole-wheat flour, spooned and leveled
1
tablespoons
sugar
2
teaspoons
kosher salt
1
teaspoon
baking powder
1
teaspoon
baking soda
8
tablespoons
cold unsalted butter, cut into pieces
1
cup
raisins
2
tablespoons
caraway seeds
1 1/3
cups
buttermilk

Directions

  1. Heat oven to 350° F.
  2. In a large bowl, whisk together the flours, sugar, salt, baking powder, and baking soda. With your hands or a pastry cutter, cut in the butter until the mixture is the consistency of coarse crumbs. Add the raisins and caraway and mix to combine. Add the buttermilk and mix just until the dough comes together but is still slightly shaggy.
  3. Turn the dough out onto a lightly floured work surface and gently knead 8 to 10 times until a uniform dough forms. Shape the dough into a 7-inch round, about 1½ inches thick. Transfer to a parchment-lined baking sheet and score a large X in the top, about ¾ inch deep. Bake, rotating once, until the bread sounds hallow when tapped on the bottom, 55 to 65 minutes. Transfer to a wire rack to cool.

 

Dawn Perry
February 2011

Nutritional Information

  • Per Serving
  • Calories 200
  • Fat 6 g
  • Sat Fat 4 g
  • Cholesterol 16 mg
  • Sodium 377 mg
  • Protein 4 g
  • Carbohydrate 32 g
  • Sugar 8 g
  • Fiber 2 g
  • Iron 2 mg
  • Calcium 47 mg
What does this mean? See Nutrition 101.