The term “Classic” in the title of this recipe is no understatement. Simply one of the best recipes for soda bread out there, with superb results every time.  Serve with soft creamery butter or clotted cream. Jams or preserves on the side. Goes well with a cream tea in the afternoon.

Buttermilk Irish Soda Bread

Classic Irish Soda Bread
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Recipe type: Baked Goods
Cuisine: Irish
Serves: 1
  • 4 Cups flour
  • 4 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 Cup sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon caraway seeds
  • 1 1/2 Cups raisins
  • 2 eggs; beaten
  • 1 Cup butter; melted
  • 1 Cup milk
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. Lightly grease the bottom of a sheet pan and chill.
  3. Place raisins and caraway seeds in a large bowl. Sift together flour, baking soda, sugar and salt. Pour sifted mixture over raisins.
  4. Add butter, eggs and milk to the bowl; mix well.
  5. Mold dough into a loaf shape on a floured board.
  6. Place dough in greased pan and bake for one hour, or until bread tests done.

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