Irish Soda Bread Recipe SummaryRecipe courtesy Cathy Speronis Difficulty: MediumActive Prep Time: 15 min.Cook Time: 60 â€“ 70 min.
4 â€“ 4 1/4 cups all-purpose flour1/2 cup granulated sugar1 Tbsp. baking powder1/2 tsp. baking sodaPinch of salt1 Tbsp. caraway seeds (optional)1 cup raisins1 egg4 Tbsp. unsalted butter, melted and slightly cooled1 1/2 cups buttermilk
Preheat oven to 375Â°F.Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. In a large bowl sift the flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda and salt. Add caraway seeds (if using) and raisins to flour mixture and mix. Set aside. In a medium bowl mix the egg, butter and buttermilk. Add buttermilk mixture to dry ingredients and mix just until incorporated, do not overwork.Dough will be slightly sticky. Lightly flour board and form dough into a boule. Place boule on prepared sheet and slash top of loaf. Bake for 60 â€“ 70 minutes until outside is golden and bread sounds hollow when tapped. Place on a cooling rack and allow to cool for 20 minutes before slicing.