How to make it

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Grease a 2-quart casserole dish.
  • Into mixing bowl, sift flour, sugar, salt, baking powder; stir in caraway seeds. With pastry blender or 2 knives, scissor-fashion, cut in butter till like coarse meal; stir in raisins.
  • Combine buttermilk, egg, soda; stir into flour mixture till just moistened. Turn dough out onto lightly floured surface; knead lightly until smooth; shape into ball. Place in casserole.
  • With sharp knife, slash top of loaf two times in the shape of a cross, each slash 4 inches, and about a 1/4 inch deep in the center of the loaf. Brush with yolk, beaten with a fork. You can also brush the top with a little cream if you prefer.
  • Bake bread about 1 hour and 20 min., or until cake tester, inserted in center, comes out clean.
  • Cool bread in baking dish 10 min., then turn out on rack to finish cooling (yeah right - it won't last that long). Serve in slices.

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  • conner909 9 years ago
    Luv Irish Soda Bread...especially toasted in the mornings with lots of butter!
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  • mrjwjohnson 9 years ago
    I love Irish Soda Bread! Great recipe thanks

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    " It was excellent "
    turtle66 ate it and said...
    Mmmm one of my fav..... :)
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    " It was excellent "
    midgelet ate it and said...
    Oh how great! I put it in the International baking group!
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    " It was excellent "
    lor ate it and said...
    Wonderful recipe and "5" forks from the Irish!
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    " It was excellent "
    frodo ate it and said...
    opps i made a mistake, i was reading tcpr comment while typing, and started dreaming about a corned beef dish. 5 pts for the BREAD
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    " It was excellent "
    frodo ate it and said...
    you have my attention, a good corned beef is just
    goooood
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  • tcpr 10 years ago
    Love it, Thanks. I like the no yeast bread recipes. As much as I like a good corned beef, I think I'll try it with Irish stew. Perfect weather for it. Tanya
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    " It was excellent "
    chefelaine ate it and said...
    Ah yes-- I remember Irish soda bread well! It's an old, ancient recipe, but a mighty tasty one! FIVE :+D
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