Irish Raisin Soda Bread is absolutely a must for me, especially on St. Patrick’s Day. This recipe is so easy and incredibly delicious and I hope you get a chance to make it. It works with whole- wheat flour but it will be more dense. You can even make it with 1/2 all-purpose and 1/2 whole-wheat. You will need:
Irish Raisin Soda Bread
- 4 cups all-purpose flour 451 grams
- 1 teaspoon salt 7 grams
- 1 teaspoon baking soda 5 grams
- 1 + 3/4 cup buttermilk 416 ml
- 1 cup raisins 120 grams
- Sift the all-purpose flour and adding the rest of your ingredients. Stir it and then switch over to your hands.
- You don’t need to knead but mix and combine it until a nice dough ball forms. Place your dough ball onto a baking sheet with parchment paper and flatten it until its 1 inch or so in thickness.
- Score the top and optionally you can brush it with some egg- wash (1 beaten egg) to get that golden crust.
- Bake in a preheated 425F oven for 15 minutes, reduce the heat to 400F and bake for another 30 minutes. Let it cool and enjoy.
I made my soda bread with a mix of 2 cups of all purpose flour, 1 cup of whole wheat flour and 1 cup of ALMOND flour. I also used 3/4 ALMOND milk (that’s all I had on hand and it did curdle) and 1 cup of regular milk. The dough was a little more moist then I wanted so I slowly added some all purpose flour until I reached the right consistency.