This easy Irish Soda Bread recipe is soft and tender with a crunchy crust! It’s filled with raisins, and so good with little butter!
- 4 cups all purpose flour
- 1/3 cup granulated sugar
- 1 teaspoon kosher salt
- 2 teaspoons baking powder
- 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/2 cup cold butter, cubed
- 2 eggs, whisked
- 1 cup buttermilk
- 1 cup raisins
- Preheat oven o 375°F. Line a large baking sheet with parchment paper, and set aside.
- In a large bowl whisk together the flour, sugar, salt, baking powder, and baking soda. Cut in butter, using a pastry cutter until mixture resembles coarse sand. Mix in the whisked eggs and buttermilk until just moistened. Stir in the raisins. Either in the bowl or on a lightly floured surface knead the bread 5-10 times until dough comes together.
- Divide the dough in half and round the halves into round loaves. Place 6 inched apart onto the prepared baking sheet and bake for 30-35 minutes until golden brown.
- Transfer to a wire rack to cool.
- Serve warm or at room temperature.
Soda bread dries out quickly, so once you cut it, make sure to wrap it in foil to lock in the moisture.
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