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Delicious easy Irish soda bread with moist raisins

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Traditional Irish soda bread is a popular food item to find at local grocers in March. However, to my dismay, they are noticeably smaller now with a price tag of over three dollars. In addition, the store bought Irish soda breads were dense inside, fairly dry and filled with scant raisins.

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By using a few grocery ingredients you may already have in the pantry, along with buttermilk, an orange and raisins, this fabulous family-sized round Irish soda bread will have your family and friends begging for more. Learn this step-by-step recipe on how to make delicious easy Irish soda bread with moist raisins for your family.

Ingredients:

  • 4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup white sugar
  • 1 stick of butter, set 1 tbs. into a small bowl, melted
  • 1 tsp. baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 egg
  • 3/4 cup buttermilk
  • 1/4 cup sour cream
  • Zest of 1 orange
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup raisins soaked in the juice of 1 orange
  • 1/4 cup buttermilk, reserved for brushing tops of dough

Preheat oven to 375. Lightly grease a baking sheet or line with parchment paper

1. In a large bowl, combine flour, baking soda, and salt

2. In a mixer, cream butter and sugar

3. Then add buttermilk, sour cream, orange zest, and vanilla

4. Add dry ingredients to the mixer, then raisins

5. Mix until a soft dough forms

6. Turn the soft dough onto a lightly floured table

7. Knead lightly to form a round dough, place onto prepared baking sheet

8. Use a serrated knife to score a X on top of the bread

9. Combine 1/4 cup buttermilk to the melted butter

10. Brush top of round dough

Bake for 45 minutes. Allow to cool before slicing.

Cooking tip: Use dried cherries, currants or candied ginger to try different flavors or pared with the raisins

The aroma of this fresh baked version of Irish soda bread with moist raisins is perfect to make any time of the month. By making them homemade, you can count on using the best ingredients to make them flavorful, yield more servings per loaf and it saves you more money. The bread will pair well with a spread of fresh butter or topped with delicious summer berry preserves or jam, blackberries grown from your edible garden.

Enjoy!

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