Irish Raisin Bread

Irish Raisin Bread

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About this recipe: The Irish call this soda bread, spilling with raisins, "fruit soda". Breakfast or tea time, serve sliced, buttered and with strong tea!


Serves: 12 

  • 400g plain flour
  • 1 level teaspoon salt
  • 1 level teaspoon bicarbonate of soda
  • 4 rounded teaspoons sugar
  • 375 ml buttermilk
  • 100g sultanas or raisins
  • Butter or margarine for greasing the tin

Prep:5min  ›  Cook:45min  ›  Ready in:50min 

  1. Preheat the oven to 200 C, grease a 1kg baking dish and set aside.
  2. Pour flour, salt, bicarbonate of soda and raisins into a bowl and mix.
  3. Pour all the buttermilk into the flour mixture and mix to a soft consistancy. Turn mixture into prepared tin and flatten the top of mixture.
  4. Bake for 40 -45 minutes, covering for the last 20 if the top is getting too brown.
  5. Remove from tin, wrap in a clean tea towel and allow to cool before serving.

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