I have other recipes for Irish Soda Bread, but this is my new favorite.? We developed this one just before the last St. Patrick’s day party. It is much more moist and has a sweeter flavor than my old version.
- 3 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 tablespoon baking powder
- 1/2 cup white sugar
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1 egg
- 2 cups buttermilk
- 1/4 cup of butter, cubed
- 1 cup raisins
- 1/4 cup sour cream
Preheat oven to 325
Combine all the dry ingredients including the raisins and butter and stir until evenly distributed.
Blend all the wet ingredients and then add to the dry.
Mix until moistened.
Pour into a greased pie pan and let sit for 15 minutes.
Use a knife and cut a large X into the dough and then bake for 60-70 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the bread can be removed cleanly.
Let it cool completely on a wire rack and then wrap.? It seems to taste better if you make it the night before, but that is optional.