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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 14
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 172.6
  • Total Fat: 2.1 g
  • Cholesterol: 1.8 mg
  • Sodium: 279.1 mg
  • Total Carbs: 34.0 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 1.4 g
  • Protein: 5.1 g

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Irish Soda Bread Recipe

Submitted by: SAMANTHA_SP
Irish Soda Bread Recipe

Introduction

Soda bread is simple to make. It does not need to rise and it takes less than 5 minutes to knead. This soda bread recipe came from County Cork in Ireland by way of my great grandfather’s cousin. Soda bread is simple to make. It does not need to rise and it takes less than 5 minutes to knead. This soda bread recipe came from County Cork in Ireland by way of my great grandfather’s cousin.
Number of Servings: 14

Ingredients

    4 cups all-purpose white flour
    3 teaspoons baking powder
    ½ teaspoon baking soda
    ½ teaspoon salt
    2 tablespoons sugar
    2 tablespoons shortening
    2 ½ cups of lowfat buttermilk
    ½ cup raisins

Tips

If the bread start to brown on the top and is not finished cover with tin foil to prevent burning.


Directions

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Spray a 10 inch baking pan with nonstick cooking spray.

Sift flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt and sugar into a mixing bowl.

Add shortening and mix together with your hands until shortening is combined with dry mixture. Add raisins (optional). Add buttermilk a little at a time and continue to combine with your hands. Reserve 2 tablespoons of buttermilk. Combine and lightly knead the dough for a couple of minutes.

Form the dough into a dome shape and make an “X” with a knife on top of the loaf. Brush with buttermilk. Bake bread in a greased Dutch oven 10 inches across.

Bake for 45 minutes on 350°F. Check bread by inserting a toothpick. If the toothpick comes out clean it is done, if not continue to bake, checking every 5 minutes. Cover the bread with tin foil to ensure the top doesn’t get over cooked.


Serving Size: Makes 14 2 inch pieces







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  • Very Good
    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    It wasn't really even 'dough'-almost more like a batter. I wasn't too sure how it would turn out, but I baked it in a large round dish and it came out great! - 3/18/12

    Reply from SAMANTHA_SP (3/26/12)
    Next time you bake it try adding more flour as you knead it. I add 1 tablespoon at a time until it is more like a dough consistency.


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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Delicious!!! Thank You. - 3/15/14

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  • Very Good
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Tried this recioe and the revised one - both were very good! Haven't made soda bread in a long time and it was such a treat. - 3/15/14

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  • 1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    I needed to add a little flour for a better consistency of the dough, but it was delicious. - 3/15/14

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    The dough was sticky and I wasn't sure how it would turn out, but WOW! Love it!
    August 2012 - I made 2 loaves for my DH, kids, their spouses and my grands when we were on the Outer Banks - everyone raved about it. GREAT when toasted, too. - 3/19/12

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  • Very Good
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    The dough came out very sticky, but I baked it anyway. It looked like a very large drop biscuit, but it cooked up just fine and was yummy. - 3/16/12

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  • 1 of 3 people found this review helpful
    I expected the WW version. I must find it . - 3/15/12

    Reply from SAMANTHA_SP (3/26/12)
    Here is my makeover recipe: http://recipes.sparkpeople.com/recipe-deta
    il.asp?recipe=2053078


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  • This has officially become our fave.
    Funny enough, what others complain about (dough very liquid), changed my world. I hate sticky dough. This recipe allows me to use a wooden spoon to knead the dough in the bowl, without touching it. It works like a charm. Then cast iron pan in oven. Tastes great - 5/17/14

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  • 0 of 2 people found this review helpful
    Thanks for sharing, but raisins are a new "add" to me.
    Soda bread, for me, is a savoury, so I'd also reduce the amount of sugar.
    This recipe is more like a Scottish tea-cake, than Irish soda bread. - 3/15/14

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  • Love this bread....My Irish recipe has caraway seeds. When my boys were little I made this into mini muffins...just cook less time...yummm - 3/15/14

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  • Not bad. I used WW flour & raisins. Definitely wouldn't call it "dough" and I don't recommend kneading w/your hands - it's soupy batter and you have to pour it into the pan. You can't cut an X shape into it because it's so wet (too much buttermilk?). But still pretty good. Thanks for the recipe! - 3/20/12

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