Recipe.  You Won't Want to Miss This!

Recipe. You Won't Want to Miss This!

Irish Soda Bread

Enjoy this delicious and easy to make recipe for traditional Irish Soda Bread from Judi Meisel!

2 cups all-purpose flour

1 tablespoon sugar

1½ teaspoons baking powder

1 teaspoon salt

¾ teaspoon baking soda

3 tablespoons butter, chilled, cut into cubes

1 cup buttermilk

½ cup raisins or currants

Preheat oven to 375°F. Whisk flour, sugar, baking powder, salt, and baking soda in large bowl to blend. Add butter. Using fingertips, rub in until coarse meal forms. Make well in center of flour mixture. Add buttermilk. Gradually stir dry ingredients into milk to blend. Mix in raisins.

Using floured hands, shape dough into ball. Transfer to buttered, floured baking sheet or one lined with parchment paper. Dip a knife in flour and cut a shallow cross on the top of the dough (1/4 inch deep)

Bake bread until inserted into center comes out clean or browned and firm, about 40 minutes. Transfer to rack. Serve warm or at room temperature.

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Gallery Notes.  Curated by Alex Ferrone.

Gallery Notes. Curated by Alex Ferrone.