IRISH SODA BREAD
This quick bread uses a combination of baking soda and buttermilk rather than yeast to help it rise. Serve it with a nice hearty Irish stew.
Yield: Makes 1 loaf.
July 02, 2019
- 3 cups all-purpose flour
- 2 tsp granulated sugar
- 1 1/2 tsp baking powder
- 3/4 tsp baking soda
- 1 tsp salt
- 1/2 cup raisins
- 1 1/4 cups buttermilk
- 1 tbsp salted butter, melted
- Preheat oven to 350°F.
- Combine flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda and salt in a bowl. Stir in raisins.
- Combine buttermilk and butter; stir into flour mixture until blended.
- Knead 1 minute. Shape into a round loaf, 2 inches thick.
- Place on a lightly greased baking sheet. Using a sharp knife, score an “x” in top of loaf, cutting 1/4 inch deep.
- Bake until loaf sounds hollow when tapped, about 45 minutes. Cool on a rack.
121 calories, 1.6 g fat, 3.2 g protein, 23.5 g carbohydrate, 0.8 g fibre, 265 mg sodium