Irish Soda Bread with Raisins

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.

Yield: 12 servings (serving size: 1 wedge)
Recipe from Oxmoor House

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Recipe Time

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Other: 10 Minutes

Nutritional Information

Amount per serving
  • Calories: 162
  • Fat: 3.3g
  • Saturated fat: 2g
  • Protein: 3.4g
  • Carbohydrate: 30.2g
  • Cholesterol: 8mg
  • Iron: 1.3mg
  • Sodium: 342mg
  • Calories from fat: 18%
  • Fiber: 1g
  • Calcium: 63mg

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

Preparation

  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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