Irish Soda Bread
My Granny's recipe- simply the best, easiest Irish Soda Bread
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time40 mins
Total Time50 mins
- 4 C Flour
- 1 tsp baking soda
- 1 tsp salt
- 1 TBSP sugar
- 4 TBSA butter
- 1 C raisins
- 1 TBSP caraways seeds if wanted
- 1 3/4 c buttermilk
- 1 egg beaten
In a large bowl mix dry ingredients
Cut in the butter (I use my hands) until it looks crumbly
Add in raisins and caraways seeds, if using-
Stir in the buttermilk and beaten egg. until just mixed together
Plop onto a floured surface, and knead 5 times.
Pat into a flat circle.
Place into a well greases cast iron pan. If you have your Granny's, its even better. If not, oh, well, that's okay, too
Cut an "X" into the dough.
Bake at 425 for 35-45 minutes, until well browned and sounds hollow when tapped.
Enjoy with all the Irish trappings- but my favorite is a slice, toasted, with butter and jam, and pot of tea.