Irish Soda Bread

Irish Soda Bread

Food memories play such a unique role in our eating experiences and food personalities. The first time I was introduced to Irish soda bread was through my great aunt. She took me to a bakery in New Jersey where you walk through the inner workings of the bakery and grab hot, fresh loaves directly off the bakery racks, fill up a paper bag with fresh bread, take it to the counter where they slice it to your preferred thickness and individually bag the loaves.

Ingredients

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Flour is a powder made by grinding uncooked cereal grains or other seeds or roots. It is the main ingredient of bread, which is a staple food for many cultures, making the availability of adequate

2 cups flour

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Because baking powder is a leavener that contains both the sodium bicarbonate and the flavor-saving acid, it is usually paired with non-acid ingredients like whole milk and Dutch-processed cocoa. Baking soda need an acid. Baking powder has an acid.

1 tsp baking soda

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Common salt is a mineral composed primarily of sodium chloride, a chemical compound belonging to the larger class of salts; salt in its natural form as a crystalline mineral is known as rock salt or halite.

1/2 tsp salt

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Brown sugar is a sucrose sugar product with a distinctive brown color due to the presence of molasses.

1 tablespoon brown sugar

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Caraway, also known as Persian cumin, is a biennial plant in the family Apiaceae, native to western Asia, Europe, and North Africa.

3 tsp caraway seeds

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A raisin is a dried grape. Raisins are produced in many regions of the world and may be eaten raw or used in cooking, baking, and brewing.

1/2 cup raisins

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Buttermilk refers to a number of dairy drinks. Originally, buttermilk was the liquid left behind after churning butter out of cream. This type of buttermilk is known as traditional buttermilk.

7/8 cup buttermilk

2 cups flour

Ingredient Image

Flour is a powder made by grinding uncooked cereal grains or other seeds or roots. It is the main ingredient of bread, which is a staple food for many cultures, making the availability of adequate

2 cups flour

1 tsp baking soda

Ingredient Image

Because baking powder is a leavener that contains both the sodium bicarbonate and the flavor-saving acid, it is usually paired with non-acid ingredients like whole milk and Dutch-processed cocoa. Baking soda need an acid. Baking powder has an acid.

1 tsp baking soda

1/2 tsp salt

Ingredient Image

Common salt is a mineral composed primarily of sodium chloride, a chemical compound belonging to the larger class of salts; salt in its natural form as a crystalline mineral is known as rock salt or halite.

1/2 tsp salt

1 tablespoon brown sugar

Ingredient Image

Brown sugar is a sucrose sugar product with a distinctive brown color due to the presence of molasses.

1 tablespoon brown sugar

3 tsp caraway seeds

Ingredient Image

Caraway, also known as Persian cumin, is a biennial plant in the family Apiaceae, native to western Asia, Europe, and North Africa.

3 tsp caraway seeds

1/2 cup raisins

Ingredient Image

A raisin is a dried grape. Raisins are produced in many regions of the world and may be eaten raw or used in cooking, baking, and brewing.

1/2 cup raisins

7/8 cup buttermilk

Ingredient Image

Buttermilk refers to a number of dairy drinks. Originally, buttermilk was the liquid left behind after churning butter out of cream. This type of buttermilk is known as traditional buttermilk.

7/8 cup buttermilk

2 cups flour

Ingredient Image

Flour is a powder made by grinding uncooked cereal grains or other seeds or roots. It is the main ingredient of bread, which is a staple food for many cultures, making the availability of adequate

2 cups flour

1 tsp baking soda

Ingredient Image

Because baking powder is a leavener that contains both the sodium bicarbonate and the flavor-saving acid, it is usually paired with non-acid ingredients like whole milk and Dutch-processed cocoa. Baking soda need an acid. Baking powder has an acid.

1 tsp baking soda

1/2 tsp salt

Ingredient Image

Common salt is a mineral composed primarily of sodium chloride, a chemical compound belonging to the larger class of salts; salt in its natural form as a crystalline mineral is known as rock salt or halite.

1/2 tsp salt

1 tablespoon brown sugar

Ingredient Image

Brown sugar is a sucrose sugar product with a distinctive brown color due to the presence of molasses.

1 tablespoon brown sugar

3 tsp caraway seeds

Ingredient Image

Caraway, also known as Persian cumin, is a biennial plant in the family Apiaceae, native to western Asia, Europe, and North Africa.

3 tsp caraway seeds

1/2 cup raisins

Ingredient Image

A raisin is a dried grape. Raisins are produced in many regions of the world and may be eaten raw or used in cooking, baking, and brewing.

1/2 cup raisins

7/8 cup buttermilk

Ingredient Image

Buttermilk refers to a number of dairy drinks. Originally, buttermilk was the liquid left behind after churning butter out of cream. This type of buttermilk is known as traditional buttermilk.

7/8 cup buttermilk

Directions

Serving Suggestion

  • You can use any combination of flours here. I used 1 cup 100% whole wheat flour and 1 cup all-purpose flour. To make it all whole grain, I would suggest using a whole wheat pastry flour to give it a nice light crumb.

Variation

  • If you want to make this South Beach or low glycemic friendly, substitute this for Splenda or agave nectar.