Irish Soda Bread (American Style). Since we just passed St. Patrick’s day, I thought I’d share my grandma’s Irish soda bread recipe. It is American style because if you knew what true Irish soda bread was like, you wouldn’t eat it! There are several versions of this recipe but I find this one to be moist and flavorful. Feel free to add a tablespoon or too of caraway seeds if you like.
- 4 cups flour (gluten free blend)
- 3/4 cup sugar
- 1 tsp. salt
- 1 tsp. baking powder
- 1 tsp. baking soda
- 1/2 cup butter (I used Smart Balance Light for lactose free or you could use oil/shortening for dairy free)
- 1-1/2 cups raisins
- 1-1/2 cups buttermilk (I used almond milk with a tablespoon of lemon juice)
- 3 eggs beaten
Preheat oven to 350. Sift together dry ingredients. Cut in butter. Mix in raisins, buttermilk and eggs. Put in a greased 9-inch cake pan. Bake for 45 min to 1 hour. Cool 10 minutes. Note: This raises really high so I had to bake for another 10-15 minutes.