Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Irish Soda Bread

This is perfect with a steaming hot bowl of Irish Stew. Perfect for celebrating St. Patrick's Day at home! Enjoy!


6 c. all purpose flour
1 T. baking powder
1.5 t. baking soda
2 t. salt
4 t. sugar
2.5 cups buttermilk
2 T. butter
1/2 c. raisins (optional) I don't add these!


Combine flour and next 4 ingredients in large bowl.
Combine buttermilk, butter, and raisins, if using. Add to flour mixture.
Turn dough on well floured surface and knead until smooth and elastic, about 5 minutes. Place on greased baking sheet. Press dough evenly into a 1 1/2" thick circle.
Bake at 325 for one hour or until bread sounds hollow when thumped.

Posted by Debi Walter

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