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Caraway Irish Soda Bread



  • 3 1⁄2 cups all purpose flour (King Arthur “Sir Galahad”)
  • 1 1⁄4 cups cake flour (King Arthur “Guinevere”)
  • 1⁄2 cup granulated sugar
  • 3⁄4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 3⁄4 teaspoon cream of tartar
  • 3⁄4 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 4 tablespoons unsalted butter, softened slightly
  • 1 egg, large
  • 1 1⁄4 cups buttermilk
  • 1 cup raisins
  • 1 tablespoon caraway seeds
  • 1 tablespoon salted butter, melted


Preheat oven to 350°F.

  1. In a mixing bowl, combine flours, sugar, baking soda, cream of tartar and salt.
  2. Break butter into small pieces and cut into flour mixture until butter is in pea-size pieces.
  3. In a separate bowl, combine egg, buttermilk, raisins and caraway seeds.
  4. Add wet ingredients to dry. Be careful to not over mix.
  5. Shape dough into around and score with a simple X.
  6. Bake in 350 ̊F oven 30 to 35 minutes.

Immediately after taking bread from oven, brush it with the melted butter and allow to cool.

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