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  • Prep 10 min
  • Total 55 min
  • Servings 1

Whether or not you're Irish, this classic quick bread recipe brings great taste into your kitchen. ...MORE+ LESS-

Ingredients

3
tablespoons butter or margarine, softened
2 1/2
cups Gold Medal™ all-purpose flour
2
tablespoons sugar
1
teaspoon baking soda
1
teaspoon baking powder
1/2
teaspoon salt
1/3
cup raisins, if desired
3/4
cup buttermilk

Steps

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  • 1
    Heat oven to 375ºF. Grease cookie sheet.
  • 2
    Cut butter into flour, sugar, baking soda, baking powder and salt in large bowl, using pastry blender or crisscrossing 2 knives, until mixture resembles fine crumbs. Stir in raisins and just enough buttermilk so dough leaves side of bowl.
  • 3
    Turn dough onto lightly floured surface. Knead 1 to 2 minutes or until smooth. Shape into round loaf, about 6 1/2 inches in diameter. Place on cookie sheet. Cut an X shape about 1/2 inch deep through loaf with floured knife.
  • 4
    Bake 35 to 45 minutes or until golden brown. Brush with butter or margarine, softened, if desired.

Expert Tips

  • Why the "X" on top of Irish soda bread? Legend tells us that this cross is meant to scare away evil spirits. Spooky!
  • Use the "whack" method to soften butter and margarine: Give each side of the chilled stick a good "whack" with a rolling pin.

Nutrition Information

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Slice
Calories
110
Calories from Fat
25
% Daily Value
Total Fat
3 g
Saturated Fat
2 g
Cholesterol
10 mg
Sodium
240 mg
Potassium
50 mg
Total Carbohydrate
19 g
Dietary Fiber
1 g
Protein
3 g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
2%
2%
Vitamin C
0%
0%
Calcium
4%
4%
Iron
6%
6%
Exchanges:
1 Starch; 1/2 Fat;
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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