Irish Soda Bread with Raisins
Makes 1 loaf.
  • 2 C. Flour
  • 1 t. Baking Powder
  • ½ t. Baking Soda
  • ¼ t. Salt
  • 3 T. Butter
  • ¼ C. Raisins
  • 1 Egg White, lightly beaten
  • ¾ C. Buttermilk
  1. Pre-heat the oven to 375 degrees.
  2. In a medium mixing bowl, stir together the flour, baking powder, soda, and salt.
  3. Cut the butter into the flour mixture until it resembles coarse crumbs(I use my fingers to do this, but you could use a pastry cutter if you had one).
  4. Stir in the raisins and make a well in the center of the mixture.
  5. Pour the buttermilk and the egg white into the well and stir in until just moistened.
  6. On a lightly floured surface, knead the dough 10-12 strokes, until it just comes together and is almost smooth. Do not over-knead! Shape into a round loaf.
  7. Score the top of the loaf with a sharp knife, making an 'x'.
  8. Place the loaf on a greased baking sheet and bake for 30-35 minutes, until the top is golden brown.
Recipe by The Kitchen McCabe at