Prep 15 mins
Cook 40 mins
A very moist, lovely and flavorful bread.
- vegetable oil cooking spray
- 2 cups all-purpose flour
- 5 tablespoons sugar, divided
- 1 1⁄2 teaspoons baking powder
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 3⁄4 teaspoon baking soda
- 3 tablespoons butter, chilled, cut into cubes
- 1 cup buttermilk
- 2⁄3 cup raisins
- Preheat oven to 375°F
- Spray 8-inch-diameter cake pan with nonstick spray.
- Whisk flour, 4 tablespoons sugar, baking powder, salt, and baking soda in large bowl to blend.
- Add butter.
- Using fingertips, rub in until coarse meal forms.
- Make well in center of flour mixture.
- Add buttermilk.
- Gradually stir dry ingredients into milk to blend.
- Mix in raisins.
- Using floured hands, shape dough into ball.
- Transfer to prepared pan and flatten slightly (dough will not come to edges of pan).
- Sprinkle dough with remaining 1 tablespoon sugar.
- Bake bread until brown and tester inserted into center comes out clean, about 40 minutes.
- Cool bread in pan 10 minutes.
- Transfer to rack.
- Serve warm or at room temperature.
I found that the recipe needed more flour, approximately 1/2 cup to 1 cup more.
I am writing from Romania. It has been my first attempt at making Irish soda bread. I was simply curious, as I had never tasted it before. It came out quite well, though I believe I used a little bit more butter than I should have. It is indeed excellent with coffee or tea, or even with a glass of wine. Thank you for sharing!
Greetings from Portugal. Well you definitly got a winner here! This is the perfect bread receipe I have ever made!!!!!!! I too added in some raisins, and about 1/3 cup of walnuts, other than that no other changes were made. I will definitly make this over again. Thanks for sharring with all of us receipe lovers.