Heirloom Recipe: Irish Soda Bread
Loaf Pan
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Spatula
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Mix flour, sugar, baking soda, and salt in a large bowl. Add butter and cut in with pastry cutter.
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Stir in raisins after butter is just pea size pieces.
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Whisk together egg and buttermilk.
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Add wet ingredients to dry, and stir.
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The batter will be very thick. This is one to mix by hand.
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Add batter to 2 greased loaf pans. Feel free to weigh to get them even, but it isn't required.
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Run a knife down the middle of each loaf to create a line. Why? So they bake and rise evenly.
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Bake at 350 degrees for 50-60 minutes. Rub the tops of the loaves with butter while still hot.
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Let cool in the pans on their sides for 10-15 minutes to ensure they release cleanly.
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Wait until loaves are cool before slicing. Store in a container on your counter up to 3 days.
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