Irish Soda Bread with Raisins

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Ingredients Minutes Calories
Prep Cook Servings
15 min 45 min 12
Irish Soda Bread with Raisins
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4 1/2 cup All-purpose white flour
1 tsp Baking soda
4 tbsp Butter, salted
1 3/4 cup Buttermilk, low fat
1 large Egg (lightly beaten)
2 tbsp Granulated sugar
1 cup Raisins, seedless (sultana)
1 tsp Salt


Preheat oven to 425°.

Combine 4 cups of flour, the sugar, salt, and baking soda into a large mixing bowl.

Work the butter into the flour with your fingers until it resembles coarse meal. Add raisins.

Make a well in the centre of the dough and add the beaten egg and buttermilk to it. Mix the dough with a wooden spoon until the dough becomes too stiff to stir.

Dust your hands in flour and knead the dough until it is just formed into a ball. The dough should still be a little loose. Do not overknead past this point. If the dough is too sticky, add a little more flour.

Transfer your dough to a lightly greased pan or cast iron skillet. The dough will flatten a little; this is expected. Score an X into the dough (as if you were cutting the dough into 4 sections) with a serrated knife to help cook the inside and outside of the bread evenly.

Pop it into the oven for 35-45 minutes, or until the bread is golden brown and fully cooked. You can check on its done-ness by inserting a skewer into the centre of the bread and seeing if it comes out clean. (If the top of your bread is browning too quickly, wrap a little aluminum foil over the top.

Serve and enjoy!

Nutrition Facts

Per Portion

Calories 267
Calories from fat 47
Calories from saturated fat 25.9
Total Fat 5.2 g
Saturated Fat 2.9 g
Trans Fat 0.2 g
Polyunsaturated Fat 0.4 g
Monounsaturated Fat 1.3 g
Cholesterol 30 mg
Sodium 378 mg
Potassium 207 mg
Total Carbohydrate 49 g
Dietary Fiber 1.9 g
Sugars 12.7 g
Protein 7.0 g

Dietary servings

Per Portion

Fruit 0.3
Grain 2.3
Milk Alternative 0.1

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