Love Irish soda bread with raisins with a good cup of tea or coffee. You can add an egg wash to the top of the bread and then sprinkle with sugar before baking, if desired.
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
Mix flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, and salt together in a bowl. Add buttermilk, butter, and eggs. Knead together with your hands or use an electric mixer; add raisins. Split dough in half and form into 2 loaves. Place on the prepared baking sheet.
Bake in the preheated oven until a toothpick inserted into the center of each loaf comes out clean, about 45 minutes.
Per Serving: 387 calories; protein 8g; carbohydrates 63.6g; fat 11.7g; cholesterol 49mg; sodium 581.7mg.
The quality of the flour could make a real deal to your bread. Different brands do vary. Great taste or Canadian flours, which are bet higher in gluten, may give you a better rise than standard bread flours – especially if you’re make wholemeal bread , which not always rise as well as white bread.
To made this in a breadmaker , add all the ingredients to your breadmaker and follow the makers instructions.
A dough’s first rising can be make in the fridge overnight . This slows down the time it takes to rise to double its size, giving it a deeper flavour. It’s also a great limit , as you can start it night before , then clear it off the next day.