Gran's Irish Soda Bread

Gran's Irish Soda Bread


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About this recipe: This is a lovely soda bread recipe, studded with raisins. You could just as easily leave the raisins out, if preferred. Delicious warm or room temperature with lots of butter for spreading.

Sheila T

Serves: 12 

  • 500g plain flour
  • 4 tablespoons caster sugar
  • 1 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 eggs
  • 275g buttermilk
  • 4 tablespoons rapeseed oil
  • 175g raisins

Prep:10min  ›  Cook:40min  ›  Ready in:50min 

  1. Preheat oven to 180 C / Gas 4. Grease a baking tray, or line with parchment.
  2. In a large bowl, stir together the flour, sugar, bicarb, baking powder and salt. In another bowl, whisk together eggs, buttermilk and oil. Make a well in the centre of the flour mixture, and pour in the buttermilk mixture. Add the raisins, and stir a few times, just until the ingredients come together into a soft dough. Turn the dough out onto a floured surface, and with floured hands shape dough into a ball. Place the dough on the prepared baking tray, and cut a large cross in the top with a sharp knife.
  3. Place the bread on a middle rack of the preheated oven, and bake until golden brown, 30 to 40 minutes.

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Tried this recipe and enjoyed it very much. I have also been using Grandpa McAndrew's Irish Soda Bread recipe for 2 years and love it. I was brought up on this type of bread both with and without sultanas loved it when my wee Irish mum baked. Rarely buy bread now. - 01 Apr 2015

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