Easy Irish Soda Bread recipe with raisins and caraway seeds perfect for St. Patrick's Day or anytime you want a delicious quick bread.
When my dad was a boy he tried some Irish Soda Bread at the neighbor's house and liked it so much that he copied the recipe and brought it home to ask his mother to make it. We've pretty much been making it every year for St. Patrick's Day since then.
My guys don't really like the raisins/currants and caraway seeds in it, so I now make two loaves, one with the goodies and one plain. The plain one is basically a giant biscuit, but they like it, so who am I to argue.
Irish Soda Bread
- 4 cups flour (sifted)
- 3 teaspoons baking powder
- 1 teaspoon salt
- ½ teaspoon baking soda
- 1 tablespoon caraway seeds
- 1 cup currants or raisins
- ¼ cup vegetable oil
- 1 ¾ cup buttermilk
- Preheat oven to 350°.
- Sift together dry ingredients. Stir in seeds and raisins or currants. Add oil and milk. Stir only enough to moisten dry ingredients.
- Divide dough in half and put on greased baking sheet in 2 mounds.
- Bake 50 to 60 minutes. Serve warm or at room temperature with butter or margarine.
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Until next time, happy eating.