Irish Soda Bread with Caraway Seeds
- Yield: 20 servings
"Irish Soda Bread is popular in Ireland, especially with afternoon tea. As with any oft-made recipe, everyone makes it a little differently and is sure theirs is the best."
- 5cups all-purpose flour
- 1cup sugar
- 1tablespoon baking powder
- 1teaspoon baking soda
- 1 1/2teaspoons salt
- 1/2cup (1 stick) cold unsalted butter, cut into small pieces
- 2 1/2cups raisins
- 3tablespoons caraway seeds
- 2 1/2cups buttermilk
- 1 egg, beaten
- Preheat oven to 350F. Grease two 9 x 5-inch loaf pans.
- Combine flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda and salt in a large bowl. Cut in butter using two knives or a pastry blender until mixture is the texture of cornmeal.
- Add raisins and caraway seeds; mix well. Add buttermilk and egg and stir until just blended.
- Divide batter evenly between prepared pans. Bake 50 minutes, or until golden. Cool on a wire rack for 10 minutes before removing from the pans to cool completely.
– Judi Lynn, Huntley, Ill.