Caraway Soda Bread

    1 hour 10 min

    This is a classic soda bread recipe, except for the aromatic addition of caraway seeds sprinkled over top. If you prefer, simply leave them out for a regular loaf, or you could experiment with other additions - such as rosemary.

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    Serves: 12 

    • 375g plain flour
    • 2 teaspoons baking powder
    • 1/2 teaspoon salt
    • 100g caster sugar
    • 340g buttermilk
    • 75g raisins
    • 2 eggs
    • 1 tablespoon caraway seed (optional)

    Prep:10min  ›  Cook:1hr  ›  Ready in:1hr10min 

    1. Preheat oven to 180 C / Gas 4.
    2. Combine flour, baking powder, salt and sugar. Beat eggs with buttermilk. Add the eggs and buttermilk into the flour mixture; stir in raisins.
    3. Pour dough onto lightly floured board. Shape into a round loaf, adding flour if necessary. Place in a lightly greased springform pan. Sprinkle top with caraway seeds if desired.
    4. Bake at 180 C / Gas 4 for 1 hour or until the bottom of the loaf sounds hollow when tapped.

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    This dough (or should I say batter?) is way too wet. I had to add almost an extra cup of flour. The recipe says to pour dough onto a floured board and shape into a loaf. After chasing the batter around the board for five minutes while adding flour to give it body, I was finally able to "pick it up" and put it in the pan. I will try this recipe again but cut back on the buttermilk.  -  15 Mar 2002  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    I found this recipe for irish soda bread to be very easy to prepare and very tasty. I added my own variation by using a combination of golden and dark rasins along with a very small amount of lemon rind. My whole family just loved it!  -  18 Mar 2000  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    Very delicious, I used golden raisins and also added 1/4 cup of dried cranberries, which made it beautiful too. Nice texture and crunchy crust.  -  05 Mar 2000  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)