Irish Soda Bread
Irish Soda Bread is a dense quick bread that uses baking soda for leavening, rather than yeast, making it a quick and easy recipe to bake at home. Various recipes for soda bread are popular throughout Ireland, but American versions of Irish Soda Bread traditionally include California raisins, which add a scrumptious sweetness and also help to keep the soda bread moist.
- 3 cups flour
- 1/3 cup sugar
- 2 teaspoons baking powder
- 3/4 teaspoon baking soda
- 3/4 teaspoon salt
- 1 cup buttermilk
- 1/4 cup melted butter
- 1 egg
- 1 cup California Raisins
1Preheat oven to 350°F and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
2Stir together flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda and salt in a large bowl.
3Stir in buttermilk, butter and egg until well mixed; stir in raisins.
4Knead several times on a lightly floured board then shape into a ball.
5Place on prepared baking sheet and flatten slightly.
6Cut a small x in the top and bake for 50 to 55 minutes or until a sharp knife inserted in the center comes out clean.
Member recipes are not tested by the Chowhound editorial team .
© CBS Interactive. All Rights Reserved