This is my all time favorite quick bread. And I am not just saying that because I am Irish. This bread whips together in five minutes. It comes out of the oven begging for a pat of butter and then it sits on the counter calling for the rest of the day to be eaten. Let’s just say, it never lasts long in our house.
I love it so much, I have even made it gluten free, too. All I did was substitute an all-purpose gluten free flour that contained xanthan gum for the regular all purpose flour. It wasn’t completely the same, because gluten free things just cannot be compared to wheat flour breads, but it was still mighty good.
1. Info for Irish Soda Bread
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2. Ingredients for Irish Soda Bread
- 4 cups flour
- 1 tsp baking soda
- 1 tsp cream of tartar
- 1 tsp salt
- 1¾ cups buttermilk
- Stir dry ingredients in a bowl.
- Add the butter, raisins and buttermilk.
- Mix well, making a soft moist dough.
- Dust with additional flour if the dough is too sticky to handle.
- Transfer dough to a floured surface.
- Knead vigorously for 2 minutes, until dough is firm.
- Shape into 2 round loaves on a greased cookie sheet (or silpat).
- Score the top of each loaf with an X (tradition says it will ward off the devil) and bake at 350 for 45 minutes to an hour.
- Cool on a wire rack.