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Irish Soda Bread with Raisins

Oxmoor House
Prep time 7 mins
Cook time 30 mins
Other time 10 mins
Yield 12 servings (serving size: 1 wedge)
A favorite St. Patrick's Day recipe, classic Irish soda bread is leavened with baking soda and some type of acidic ingredient, usually buttermilk. Raisins add sweetness to this hearty bread.

Ingredients

  • 2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 3 tablespoons butter, chilled and cut into small pieces
  • 3/4 cup raisins
  • 1 cup low-fat buttermilk
  • Cooking spray

Nutrition Information

  • calories 162
  • fat 3.3 g
  • satfat 2 g
  • protein 3.4 g
  • carbohydrate 30.2 g
  • cholesterol 8 mg
  • iron 1.3 mg
  • sodium 342 mg
  • caloriesfromfat 18 %
  • fiber 1 g
  • calcium 63 mg

How to Make It

  1. Preheat oven to 350°.

  2. Lightly spoon flour into dry measuring cups; level with a knife. Combine flour and next 4 ingredients in a large bowl; cut in butter with a pastry blender or 2 knives until mixture resembles coarse meal. Stir in raisins. Add buttermilk; stir with a fork just until moist.

  3. Turn dough out onto a lightly floured surface; knead 3 or 4 times.

  4. Press dough into an 8-inch round pan coated with cooking spray.

  5. Bake at 350° for 30 minutes or until lightly browned. Cool in pan 10 minutes. Cut into 12 wedges.

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