Simple Irish Soda Bread

    Published: 06-16-2009
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    Specialty baker Petra Cox shares her family bakery’s traditional Irish Soda Bread recipe.

    Petra Cox: Today we are making Irish Soda Bread and it's a really simple recipe. We will just get started. For our dry ingredients, two-thirds cup of flour, a third of a cup of sugar, a teaspoon and half baking powder, half a teaspoon of baking soda, three-quarters of a tea spoon of salt, and a table spoon of caraway seeds, and half a cup of raisins. So we will just kind of quickly mix that together. And then we are going to put our wet ingredients together. We have got a cup and quarter of peas sour cream, and then we will add a third of a cup of full milk, one egg, just mix that together. Just add the sour cream in milk mixture. You don't need to mix it till everything is really smooth and combine. Its okay if little bit of flour is on the sides. Okay, so now we have made our dough for the Irish Soda Bread and put it in the pan, I am going to put just a little flour, because it is sticky dough. So I am going to make sure that it's all on the bottom of the pan, and you want to shape it in sort of rounded form. The reason we have our knife here, is so that we can do a little crossing here that helps it when it rises. We are going to stick it in the oven for an hour to hour 15 minutes, probably around 3:50.

    So our Irish Soda Bread is fully baked. See it rose pretty nicely. I am going to slice it just so that we have a nice, warm piece of it. Otherwise it's actually, really good toasted too. That is probably the best way to serve it, slightly warm or toasted with some butter on it. So that is your Irish Soda Bread.