This buttermilk version of traditional Irish Soda Bread is a magnificent triumph of flavors. Absolutely flavorful and perfect with sweet, creamy butter or fruit jams.

Buttermilk Soda Bread

Buttermilk Soda Bread
Recipe type: Breads and Rolls
Serves: 8
  • 2 Cups white flour
  • 1 Cup whole wheat flour
  • 3/4 Cup sugar
  • 1 Tablespoon baking powder
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons salt
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 3/4 Cups buttermilk
  • 1/2 Cup raisins
  • 1/2 Cup currants
  • 4 1/2 Tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 2 eggs; beaten
  • 1 Tablespoon caraway seed
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Butter a #8 skillet(10 x 3-1/4 inches), line bottom with wax paper and butter paper. Mix the dry ingredients and then add the raisins and currents and toss until they are coated with the flour mixture.
  2. Mix the buttermilk and eggs and then add 4 Tablespoons of butter that has been melted.
  3. Mix the wet and dry ingredients only until just blended. Spoon into pan and dot with the remaining butter.
  4. Bake about 1 hour or until a tester comes out clean. Cut into wedges and serve warm.
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