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Mom's Irish Soda Bread

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  • Brief Description

    An easy quick bread good any time of year but easpecially for St. Pat's

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  • Category:  Quick Breads

  • Cuisine:  American

  • Prep Time:  0 min(s)

  • Cook Time:  0 min(s)

  • Recipe Type:  Public

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  • Notes:

    Mom's recipe used 1 cup of sugar which made it more of a sweet bread. This is more of a regular bread. If you want it as a sweet bread, simply increase the sugar. This recipe is quite easy to do. If you aren't sure how to use knives to cut in butter, give me a ring.

  • Posted By:  Tekakwitha

  • Posted On:  Mar 17, 2021

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  1. 4 cups - flour
  2. 1 tablespoons - baking powder
  3. 1 teaspoons - baking soda
  4. 1 teaspoons - salt
  5. 1/4 cups - white or brn sugar
  6. 1 1/2 cups - buttermilk alternate is soured milk [combine fresh milk w 1 tblspn vinegar]
  7. 2 - eggs
  8. 1/4 cups - butter or margarine
  9. 1 cups - raisins
  10. 1 tablespoons - caraway seeds optional but is tasty


Preheat oven to 375. grease bottom of heavy round pan like a cast iron skillet or pie plate.
Combine all dry ingredients.
Cut in butter or margarine until it's like course crumbs. Use a pastry cutter or 2 knives.
Add raisins and caraway seeds.
Whisk or beat together eggs and buttermilk until well combined.
Add to flour mixture. Dough will be crumbly. Dust yoour hands with flour and pat the dough into a round loaf. It's ok if it looks shaggy. Don't try to overmix. Don't try to press it into the sides of the pan.
Cut a deep cross into the top with a sharp knife. Bake for 50 min.
Cool 5 min before removing from pan.


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