irish soda bread

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10pm on St. Patrick’s Day. Had to post. Irish soda bread is a necessity, at least in my book. Either you love it…or you hate it. I love it, naturally or I wouldn’t have made it. Can’t get enough of those caraway seeds. But if you’re not a rye fan, steer clear. Consider yourself forewarned. Not much else needs to be said. Here’s to a holiday filled with green beer, shamrocks,  parades, corned beef and loud billigerant Bostonians running around Southie.

irish soda bread
makes 1 loaf
useful gadgets: stand mixer

3 ½ cups flour
2 tsp baking soda
1 tsp salt
2 tbsp brown sugar
1 tbsp caraway seeds
1 cup golden raisins
1 ½ cup buttermilk
¼ cup butter, melted

Preheat the oven to 375°F and line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Sift together the flour, baking soda, salt and brown sugar in the bowl of a stand mixer. Add the buttermilk and mix until a dough forms. Fold in the caraway seeds and rainsins until they’re evenly distributed.

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Turn the dough out onto a floured surface and knead it 6 to 7 times, or until it feels smooth in your hands. Form a ball and gently flatten a little on the parchment lined baking sheet. Take a large knife and make a crisscross on the top.

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Brush the melted butter evenly over the dough and bake it for an hour and fifteen minutes or until the top is golden brown.

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And tada! Irish soda bread. My jam. One of the many perks of St. Patrick’s Day. Along with green beer, naturally.

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whisk away!

3 thoughts on “irish soda bread

  1. one of my coworkers brought a homemade irish soda bread loaf to work and it was amazing! The caraway seeds definitely made the bread :). I’ll have to try this! p.s. I ❤ your yellow kitchen aid :).

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