Irish Soda Bread

Irish Soda Bread
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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.
By March, 2011

Nutritional Information

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

Quick Tip

Currants
In place of the raisins try currants or dried cranberries.

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