"This Irish Soda Bread is a treasured recipe from my dear friend's mother, Mrs. Frings.  I make it every year for St. Patrick's Day!  I just know you're going to want to add it to your repetoire as well!"

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16 Servings

You will need:
3 cups Flour
1 stick of Margarine at room temp. (you can use butter, but I stick to the recipe and use Margarine)
1/2 cup Sugar
1/2 lb. Raisins (I used golden)
1 tsp. Baking Powder
1/2 tsp. Baking Soda
1 tsp. salt
1 Tbs. Caraway seeds (optional)
1 and 1/2 cup Buttermilk
  1. Mix all dry ingredients together in a large bowl.
  2. Mix in margerine to dry mixture by hand until clumps disappear.
  3. slowly add in buttermilk until you can form one big clump of dough.
  4. Place in 8 or 9 inch round pan (I used a springform) that is been coated with margerine and flour.
  5. Bake until deep golden brown at 400 degrees for 50-60 minutes, checking at the 40 minute mark.
  6. Remove from oven and place on rack and drape with damp cloth until cool.
  7. Slice and enjoy with Irish butter!

TIP:

I love caraway, but you can leave it out if the flavor is not for you!



This Irish Soda Bread is a treasured recipe from my dear friend's mother, Mrs. Frings.  I make it every year for St. Patrick's Day!  I just know you're going to want to add it to your repetoire as well!
Photography by Paul Vitale

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