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Irish Soda Bread


  • 4 cups bread flour
  • 2 cups buttermilk
  • 1 ½ cups raisins
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 2 teaspoons caraway seed


Preheat oven to 350.

In large bowl mix all ingredients except buttermilk.

With large spoon, make a wall in the center of mixture and buttermilk.

Stir until all liquid is absorbed.

If dough is to sticky, add a little more flour.

Turn out onto a floured surface and knead lightly.

Shape into 2 round loaves and place in 2 (8 inch) cake pans which have been greased.

Cut an X on top of each and bake for 30 to 35 minutes.

Slice and serve warm with butter.

2 small loaves.


Photo: Valerie Dieling

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