Jefferson County Recipe of the Day: Irish Soda Bread

This recipe is a fabulous addition to your St. Patrick’s Day feast!

Irish Soda Bread


2 cups all-purpose flour
2 tablespoons brown sugar
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 eggs
3/4 cup buttermilk
1/3 cup raisins
3 tablespoons butter


~Preheat oven at 375°.

~In a large bowl, combine flour, brown sugar, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. Cut in butter until crumbly.

~In a small bowl, whisk 1 egg and buttermilk. Stir into flour mixture just until moistened. Fold in raisins.

~Knead on a floured surface for 1 minute. Shape into a round loaf; place on a greased baking sheet. Cut a 1/4-in.-deep cross in top of loaf. Beat remaining egg; brush over loaf.

~Bake for 30 to 35 minutes or until golden brown.

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