|Irish Soda Bread|
Here's a little background info: The original recipe is from the Will O'Glenn Irish Bed and Breakfast in Michigan with Mrs. Biddy Gahan sharing it. Carol had posted it on her blog and I discovered it after "googling". Many other good cooks made it possible for me to bake & for my fam to enjoy, so now I post it for others, too. It is so good!
Have your Buttermilk, Raisins & Butter ready! Low Salt Butter works just fine. Melting the Butter & then cooling it down works easier than using softened Butter. The Raisins soak in hot water before adding them to the very sticky batter.
This is one tasty bread! Follow the directions, exactly!
A few handy tips:
- To work with sticky dough more easily, put a small dab of Butter on the palm of one hand, then rub palms together to coat with Butter. Solves the problem. :)
- Use a cake tester or toothpick to determine if bread is done after removing from hot oven.
- After the bread cools & is cut into slices, I also freeze a few slices. They are first placed in sandwich bags and then freezer bags and sealed.
|Ready to be placed in preheated oven!|
Irish Soda Bread
Oven: 400°F, then lowered to 375°F
Total baking time: 45 Minutes
1 and 1/2 Cups Raisins
1 Cup boiling Water
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1 stick Butter - I use unsalted.
2 and 1/2 Cups Flour
1 teaspoon Baking Soda
1 teaspoon Baking Powder
5 Tablespoons Sugar
1 Cup Buttermilk, can be low fat/fat free
- Preheat oven to 400°F.
- Spray a 8" or 9 " Pyrex Pie Plate with PAM.
- In a small bowl combine Raisins and boiling Water. Let sit while preparing dough.
- Melt Butter. Cool.
- In larger bowl, combine Flour, Baking Soda, Baking Powder & Sugar.
- Add cooled melted Butter to dry ingredients, stir in.
- Add Buttermilk, stir.
- Add drained Raisins, stir.
- Shape into a ball after placing dough into pie plate. Dough will be sticky.
- Bake 15 Minutes at 400°F.
- Lower oven to 375°F. Bake 30 Minutes longer.
- Remove the bread from pie plate and cool on rack.
- After cooled, wrap in plastic wrap and aluminum foil.
- Wait at least 5 hours before cutting into slices and eating.
Happy St. Patrick's Day!!!