How To Make Irish Soda Loaf
With a moist center and crisp crust, this easy Irish soda loaf recipe combines buttermilk, raisins, and caraway seeds for a fluffy baked pastry.
- 4tspbaking powder
- ½tspbaking soda
- ¼lbcold unsalted butter
- 2tspcaraway seeds
- 3large eggs
Heat the oven to 400 degrees F. Butter a 9×5-inch loaf pan.
In a large bowl, whisk together the flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. Cut or rub in the butter until the mixture is the texture of a fine meal. Stir in the raisins and caraway seeds.
In a medium bowl, whisk 2 of the eggs to combine. Whisk in the buttermilk.
Pour the buttermilk mixture into the dry ingredients and stir until just combined.
Put the dough on a floured work surface, pat it into a loaf, and put it into the prepared pan.
Beat the final egg to mix and brush the top of the loaf with it.
Using a sharp knife, cut a ¼-inch deep lengthwise slash down the middle of the loaf leaving a 1-inch margin at either end.
Bake the soda bread in the middle of the oven for 1 hour to 1 hour and 10 minutes until well browned and a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.
Turn the loaf out onto a rack and let cool
Serve warm or at room temperature. Enjoy!
- Calories: 306.31kcal
- Fat: 9.52g
- Saturated Fat: 5.43g
- Trans Fat: 0.31g
- Monounsaturated Fat: 2.56g
- Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.71g
- Carbohydrates: 49.33g
- Fiber: 1.64g
- Sugar: 16.61g
- Protein: 6.80g
- Cholesterol: 67.63mg
- Sodium: 241.67mg
- Calcium: 160.27mg
- Potassium: 187.62mg
- Iron: 1.15mg
- Vitamin A: 87.56µg
- Vitamin C: 0.56mg
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