Irish Soda Bread (Traditional)

Ingredients:
  • 4 C bread flour
  • 1 Tbs. baking powder
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 3/4 tsp. baking soda
  • 1 C raisins or dried currants, rinsed in hot water and patted dry
  • 1 Tbs. caraway seeds
  • 2 C buttermilk
Instructions:

Into a large bowl sift together the flour, baking powder, salt and baking soda, and stir in the raisins and caraway seeds. Add the buttermilk and stir the mixture until it forms a dough. Turn the dough out onto a well-floured surface and knead it for 1 minute. Halve the dough and with floured hands shape each half into a round loaf. Transfer the loaves to a lightly greased baking sheet. Cut an X, 1/4-inch deep, across the tops of the loaves with a sharp knife and bake in the middle of a preheated 350 degree oven for 45-55 minutes, or until a tester comes out clean. Transfer the loaves to racks and let cool.


Date Added:January 01, 2002
Classification:Quick Breads
Source:Mom (Massenburg)
Meal:Dinner
Course:Bread
Preparation:

Bake

Notes:

2001, 2002, 2003
2 Points Each; 31 for Entire Recipe