Simply Incredible Irish Soda Bread
This is a very quick, sweet bread that goes perfectly with Corned Beef Brisket Dinner. Don't pass this up, you won't be sorry.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time40 mins
Total Time50 mins
Servings: 10 large slices
- 3 cups all-purpose flour
- 1/2 cup granulated sugar
- 1 Tablespoon Baking Powder
- 1/2 teaspoon Baking Soda
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1 1/2 cup raisins
- 1 1/2 cup fresh buttermilk I have only used real buttermilk here, so cannot speak to whether buttermilk substitute will be sufficient.
Pre-heat oven to 350F degrees. Place parchment on a baking sheet, or lightly grease and set aside.
In a large mixing bowl or in the bowl of a stand mixer, place all dry ingredients in the order listed. Add the raisins and give everything a quick whisk.
Add all 1 1/2 cup buttermilk and on low speed, mix until it forms a soft dough, about 30 seconds. You can do this by hand if you like. There will/may be some dry ingredients and possibly a few raisins that just won't mix in. That is fine.
Turn dough out onto a lightly floured surface and knead just until it's a smooth ball, only another 20-30 seconds.
Place the ball of dough onto the baking sheet and press to spread and flatten the dough. Slash the top with a sharp knife. Pat the top with some of the excess flour. This will give the bread a nice rustic finish.
Bake for 40-45 minutes, until bread is just golden.
Remove from oven and let cool for 15 minutes before slicing.
Serve with softened butter.