Thursday, March 18, 2010

Easy Peasy Irish Soda Bread

I decided to try making a yeast bread version of Irish Soda Bread. It worked pretty good!

Heat up 2 1/2 cups buttermilk to about 115.

Pour into large mixing bowl. Sprinkle with 1 tbsp + 1/2 tsp yeast and 2 cups bread flour.

Mix gently and let sit for 20 minutes.

Add 1/3 cup oil, 1/3 cup brown sugar, 2 tsp salt, 1 1/2 tsp baking soda, and 3/4 cup raisins.  Add 5 cups of wheat bread flour.

Stir and then turn onto floured surface. Knead until smooth and elastic.

Divide into 3 round loaves. Place onto greased baking sheet.

Let rise for 2o minutes in a 170 degree oven.

Preheat oven to 350 and bake for 20 minutes or until sound hollow when tapped.

Remove from oven and brush tops with melted butter.

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  1. These look so delicious, we are going to have to give them a try! Thanks so much for sharing!

  2. That looks yummy. Your loaf turned out so pretty.