How To Make Irish Soda Bread With Raisins and Caraway

How To Make Irish Soda Bread With Raisins and Caraway

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Classic Irish soda bread does not contain butter, eggs, sugar, raisins or even its beloved caraway seeds — first tenth three of five. So we don’t make classic bread here. This bread comes dense and sweet with a mild caraway flavour reminiscent of rye, but thanks to sugar it is not too much.

To make this bread, start mixing the flour with a little sugar, salt, yeast and caraway seeds. If you have whole wheat flour and your home, you can use it and this recipe. The bread turned out to be a little denser than one made with all-purpose flour, but the deeper flavour will make up for it. (Do you want the best of both worlds? Soft bread with a full wheat flavour? Use half flour and half whole wheat).

Then cut the cold butter, not frozen, and the mixture. If you haven’t done something like this yet, this is a great recipe to learn the cutting technique. Add the room temperature butter to the bowl and then rub the butter and flour with a puff pastry or with your fingers. At first, it seems that nothing happens. The pieces of butter often do not cluster much. If you use a pastry cutter, the butter always seems to be trapped between the cutter’s die.

What you have to do is continue. Continue working the dough cutter through the flour. Or keep rubbing flour and butter between your fingers when using your hands. The repentant, the butter mixes and you only see small stones. That’s when to stop. Not too much, I’m going to lie. This step takes a few minutes.

After adding the butter to the flour, add and little whey. Although some recipes tell you that “you can make your own buttermilk” by simply adding lemon or vinegar to the milk, I don’t buy it. First, that is not whey. That is sour milk. It is too acidic and not thick enough for a recipe like this. (If you want leather why whey substitutes don’t work, go to this article by Stella Parks). So, if you’re going to do the job, make sure you buy and little buttermilk for this recipe. It is important

As soon as the flour absorbs the whey, place the dough on a lightly floured work surface. Knead Sometimes. Serious Only a few. If you work the money too much, it becomes painful.

Then place it and a baking sheet lined with baking paper. Cross: This helps to bake the centre of the bread evenly. And bake until golden brown.

Because this bread contains some sugar, it is better to enjoy it alone, with a buttered pizza.

Irish soda bread with caraway seeds recipe. Great for St. Patrick’s Day or always.







Fine Flour


Whole Wheat Flour




Bread improver


Luke Warm Milk


Brown Sugar


Sea Salt


Black Raisin


Brown Sugar




Caraway seeds


Baking soda



  1. Preheat oven to 190 degrees. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. Mix together fine flour, Bread Improver baking soda and salt (sifted )
  3. In water add yeast and leave until yeast proof, add wheat flour in it and mix well. leave for 10 minutes means leave for hydrate
  4. Now add 115ML Lukewarm milk, Brown sugar and butter and knead the dough
  5. Now add in this dough, better of fine flour and bread improver and kneed 5 minutes further, if need add more milk and leave for 45 minutes.
  6. After 45 minutes spread the dust fine flour little bit onto the kitchen counter and  put the dough on it and need for two minutes
  7. Now add raisins and caraway seed slowly and kneed

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  1. Now divide the dough two parts, one portion put in a loaf and leave 45 minutes for fermentation, after proofing. Cut across, about 1-inch deep, into the dough with a sharp knife. this method also helps the loaf to bake evenly. Don’t skip it.
  2. Bake 30-35 minutes in the preheated oven.
  3. Roll the leftover dough rectangle and spread the mixture of cinnamon and sugar and fold the bread and put into loaf tin after fermentation bake 180 degrees 20-25 minutes
  4. After bake spread the butter brush on it, stay room temperature for a while
  5. Bread is ready to enjoy it

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