How To Make Simple Irish Soda Bread

    Published: 06-16-2009
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    Baker Petra Cox demonstrates how to make traditional Irish soda bread.

    Petra Cox: I am Petra Cox with Mom's Apple Pie Bakery in Occoquan, Virginia, and today we are making Irish soda bread and it is a really simple recipe. We will just get started. For our dry ingredients, we have two-and-a-thirds cup of flour, a third of a cup of sugar, a teaspoon-and-a-half of baking powder and half a teaspoon of baking soda, three quarters of a teaspoon of salt, a teaspoon of caraway seeds and half a cup of raisins. You can add more or less raisin and caraway seeds, it's all personal preference really. So we will just kind of quickly mix that together, so that should be good. We are going to put our wet ingredients together. We have got a cup and quarter of sour cream, a third of a cup of whole milk, just mix that together. One egg, the eggs sort of helps make the Irish soda bread really nice and tender. Just add the sour cream and milk mixture and you don't need to mix it till everything is really smooth and combined. It's okay if a little bit of flour is on the sides. You can use a cast iron skillet that's nice and well seasoned or you can use just pie tins, just want to make sure that it's all on the bottom of the pan and you want to shape it in a sort of mounded form. We can do a little cross in here and that helps it to rise and to so that it doesn't have to break the top. We are going to stick it in the oven for an hour to hour and fifteen minutes.

    Our Irish soda bread has fully baked and see, it rose pretty nicely. So that is your Irish soda bread.

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