Irish Soda Bread
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Preheat oven to 350° F
Serves: 1 Loaf
  • All Purpose Flour 500g (4 cups)
  • Salt 6g (1 teaspoon)
  • Baking Powder 5g (1 teaspoon)
  • Baking Soda 5g (1 teaspoon)
  • Caraway Seeds (optional) 8g (1 Tablespoon)
  • Raisins 82g (½ cup)
  • Buttermilk 475ml (2 cups)
  • Canola or any Vegetable Oil 2 Tablespoons (28g)
  1. In a large mixing bowl combine all the sifted dry ingredients and the raisins and caraway seeds.
  2. Add the canola oil and the buttermilk and work this dough to a very soft, sticky mass.
  3. Turn out onto a lightly floured work surface and knead it gently into a disc.
  4. This loaf is what we call a "free form" bread. So you will place onto a sheet pan with parchment paper, cut an X in the top of the dough round, dust with a little more flour, and bake immediately in preheated 350° F oven
  5. Bake for 15 minutes at 350°F then turn the oven down to 325°F and bake for another 45 min to 1 hour or until it reaches 200°F on an instant read thermometer
  6. Cool completely before slicing
Cool Completely before slicing and or wrapping.

Wrap in plastic or in an airtight container and store for up to 5 days at room temperature.[/b]

Bread will go stale before it will go bad
Recipe by Gretchen's Bakery at