Oxmoor House
Prep Time
7 Mins
Cook Time
30 Mins
Other Time
10 Mins
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.

How to Make It

Step 1

Preheat oven to 350°.

Step 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.

Step 3

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

Step 4

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

Step 5

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

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Ratings & Reviews

Nutmegs's Review

March 17, 2012
I am going to have to make this bread more often! So good - touch of sweetness and perfectly soft. The dough was quite a bit more sticky than I expected, so next time I will know to spray my hands with cooking spray before kneading it so that it doesn't stick to my fingers like it did!

Holley's Review

March 06, 2011