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Catholic Recipe: Irish Soda Bread


  • 6 cups sifted all-purpose flour
  • 3 teaspoons baking powder
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/4 pound butter
  • 3 teaspoons baking soda 3 cups buttermilk
  • 1/2 cup caraway seeds (optional)
  • 1 cup raisins
  • 1 cup dried currants
  • Details

  • Prep Time: 2 hours
  • Difficulty: • •
  • Cost: $$$$
  • For Ages: 11+
  • Origin: Ireland


Sift together flour, baking powder, salt and sugar. Rub in butter with hands until mixture resembles cornmeal. Dissolve soda in buttermilk and stir in. Add caraway seeds, raisins and currants. Turn out on lightly floured board. Knead lightly. Place in floured 10-inch heavy iron skillet. With a knife, cut a cross in dough to prevent cracking. Bake in 450-degree oven 20 minutes, then reduce heat to 350 degrees and bake at least 1 hour and 15 minutes longer. Remove bread at once and cool. --Mrs. William Mee, Lakewood.

Recipe Source: Catholic Universe Bulletin Recipes, 1962 and 1963 by Sylvia Papp, The Catholic Universe Bulletin, 1962, 1963
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