How To Make Irish Soda Bread
Whether you’re a skilled baker or trying this for the first time – you’ll be able to pull off an easy and delicious Irish Soda Bread!
Irish Soda Bread
This is one of the most delicious and easiest breads to make. Beginner baker or pro - this should turn out perfectly for you.
1 teaspoon baking soda (It's in the name!)
½ cup white sugar
4 cups all-purpose flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
¾ teaspoon salt
3 cups raisins (I used 2 cups currants)
1 tablespoon caraway seeds
2 eggs, lightly beaten
1¼ cups buttermilk
1 cup sour cream
Prepare a 9-inch round baking or cake pan.
In large mixing bowl add flour (reserve 1 tbsp), baking soda, baking powder, baking soda, sugar, salt, caraway seeds, and raisins. Mix
- In separate bowl: lightly beat eggs, then add sour cream, and buttermilk. Blend all together. Stir in the flour mixture. Do not over-mix. Combine just until flour mixture is moistened.
Knead dough approximately 10 times. This dough will be really sticky. If you don't get to 10, it should still turn out okay.
- Place dough in your prepared pan and form into place. Sprinkle with reserved flour. Score an X on the top with a very sharp knife.
Bake at 350F (175C) for 65 to 75 minutes.
- If you notice that the bread is browning too much, you can losely place a piece of foil over the top.
- Allow bread to cool enough to remove from pan before serving. Turn it onto a wire rack when cool enough to remove. This will help keep your bread from continuing to cook in the pan.
Butter: Very cold, or even frozen small cubed butter will help to keep the dough from being overly sticky. Buttermilk: You must use buttermilk. This will react with the baking soda to create the leavening. Egg: You can skip the egg for a lighter loaf. Raisins: You can leave these out if you don't like them or can't eat them.