"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!"
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
- Mix all dry ingredients together in a large bowl.
- Mix in margerine to dry mixture by hand until clumps disappear.
- slowly add in buttermilk until you can form one big clump of dough.
- Place in 8 or 9 inch round pan (I used a springform) that is been coated with margerine and flour.
- Bake until deep golden brown at 400 degrees for 50-60 minutes, checking at the 40 minute mark.
- Remove from oven and place on rack and drape with damp cloth until cool.
- Slice and enjoy with Irish butter!
I love caraway, but you can leave it out if the flavor is not for you!
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