Ellie Mae's Not-So-Irish Soda Bread

Recipe by Divaconviva
READY IN: 50mins
SERVES: 24
YIELD: 2 Loaves
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
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DIRECTIONS

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • You'll need two 8-inch round greased cake pans.
  • Blend together in a large bowl flour, sugar, baking powder, salt, baking soda and cardamom.
  • Cut in butter or margarine until mixture resembles coarse meal. A pastry cutter works really well for this.
  • Add raisins, caraway seeds, milk and egg and stir until blended. Dough will be stiff.
  • Turn out dough from bowl and knead on floured board or counter for about one minute, until smooth.
  • Divide dough into two balls. I weigh the dough on my kitchen scale to get two loaves of equal weight/size.
  • Place in two greased 8-inch round cake pans. Flatten dough to fill pans. Cut a cross in top of each loaf.
  • Bake at 350 degrees for about 30 minutes, or until inserted toothpick comes out clean.
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