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Irish Soda Bread

  • Beginner
  • 16 slices
  • 45 min
Baking Success Or Baking Mess


4 cups all-purpose flour
1/4 cup sugar
1 tablespoon Fleischmann's® Baking Powder
1 teaspoon caraway seed
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 cup shortening
1-1/2 cups raisins
1 egg
1-1/2 cups buttermilk
1 egg white


Preheat oven to 325° F.

Mix flour, sugar, baking powder, caraway seed, salt, and

baking soda in large mixing bowl. Cut in shortening until

mixture resembles coarse crumbs.

Stir in raisins, egg, and buttermilk; mix until ingredients are just

blended (dough will be somewhat dry).

Turn out onto well floured surface and with floured hands

knead dough 8 to 10 strokes. Shape dough into a ball; place in

greased 2 quart round casserole dish. Brush dough with egg


Bake 1 hour and 20 minutes, or until toothpick inserted

in center comes out clean. (Cover top of bread with foil after 1

hour of baking to prevent over browning). Cool bread in

casserole dish 10 minutes. Remove bread from casserole and

cool completely on wire rack.

TIP: Golden currents can be substituted for the raisins.

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