Quick Irish Soda Bread

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Ingredients

2 cups all-purpose flour, sifted
1-1/2 tsp double-acting baking powder
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
1 tbsp sugar
1/4 cup shortening
1/2 to 1 cup raisins or currants
2 tsp caraway seeds
1 whole egg, beaten
2/3 cup buttermilk

Preparation

Preheat oven to 375°.

Sift together in a large bowl: 2 cups sifted all-purpose flour,double-acting baking powder, baking soda, salt and sugar.

Cut into the flour with a pastry blender, until the mixture has the consistency of coarse cornmeal: 1/4 cup chilled shortening.

Stir in 1 cup raisins or currants, caraway seeds and mix together with beaten egg. Add buttermilk.

Add to dry ingredients and stir well. Knead briefly and place in a greased 8-inch round pan. Press down so dough will fill the pan. Cut a bold cross over the top and sides so the bread will not crack in baking. Brush the top with milk.

Bake 35 to 40 minutes. Serve hot with butter if desired.

Yield

Serves 8 to 10

Cook Time

Prep Time: 15 mins.
Cook Time: 40 mins.

Nutrition Facts

Nutrition information is provided as a resource. Values will vary depending on specific ingredients used.
Serving Size: 1
Number of Servings: Serves 8 to 10
Amount Per Serving:
Calories: 230
Calories from Fat: 108

Amount per Serving
% Daily Value*
Amount per Serving
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 12g
18%
Carbohydrates 39g
13%
Dietary Fiber 4g
16%
Saturated Fat 7g
35%
Calories 230kcal
11%
Cholesterol 28mg
9%
Protein 8g
13%
Sodium 356mg
14%
Calcium
1%
Iron
15%
Vitamin A
0%
Vitamin C
5%
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.