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Irish Soda Bread



Crumbly, slightly sweet, and beautifully crisped, this Irish Soda bread is a wonderful addition to breakfast, lunch, or dinner. A super easy recipe to throw together and then bake, you’ll have delicious home cooked bread in under an hour! My favorite way to enjoy is with a pat of butter and a few slices of Kerrygold Irish cheddar.


Irish Soda Bread
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Makes 10 servings

Preparation Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 50 minutes



Ingredients:

*4 1/4 cup all purpose flour

*1 teaspoon baking soda

*3 tablespoons sugar

*1/2 teaspoon salt

*5 tablespoons salted butter, chilled and cubed

*3/4 cup raisins

*1 3/4 cups buttermilk


Preparation:

*Preheat oven to 400F.

*Whisk flour, baking soda, sugar, and salt together in a large bowl.

*Using your fingers or a fork mix in the butter until it has crumbed to the size of peas in the flour mixture.

*Add the raisins and stir until combined.

*Pour in the buttermilk and fold the dough together gently.

*Once combined pour the crumbly dough onto a lightly floured surface.

*Pull the dough into a ball and knead for 30 seconds or until the flour has moistened. (If too sticky, add a bit more flour.)

*Place the dough on a prepared baking sheet or large cast iron skillet.

*Use a sharp knife to cut a 1/2 inch deep X into the top.

*Bake for 50-55 minutes until the bread is golden brown. If the top of the bread starts to brown too much tent aluminum foil around it until the internal temperature reaches 190F.

*Let cool for 10 minutes outside the oven before moving to an aluminum rack.

*To serve top with your desired spreads or cheeses of choice. Enjoy!



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