Irish Soda Bread

Irish Soda Bread

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  • 4

    cups flour

  • ½

    cup sugar

  • 1

    teaspoon salt

  • 2

    teaspoons baking powder

  • ¼

    cup butter

  • 1-2

    cups raisins

  • cups buttermilk

  • 1

    egg yolk

  • 1

    teaspoon baking soda

  • confectioners' sugar (if desired)


Sift together the first four ingredients; then cut in the butter with two knives or a pastry blender. Add the raisins, then add buttermilk, egg, and baking soda. Mix a little, then knead briefly. Divide dough into 2 round loaves. Put in a greased casserole dish, brush with egg yolk, and bake for one hour at 375 degrees. When done, cool on a wire rack; sprinkle lightly with confectioners' sugar if desired.


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