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Irish Soda Bread

Irish Soda Bread




16 slices


45 minutes


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  • 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



  1. Preheat oven to 325° F.
  2. Mix flour, sugar, baking powder, caraway seed, salt, and baking soda in large mixing bowl. Cut in shortening until mixture resembles coarse crumbs.
  3. Stir in raisins, egg, and buttermilk; mix until ingredients are just blended (dough will be somewhat dry).
  4. 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 white.
  5. 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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