About the Irish
Irish Soda Bread
Preheat the oven to 350ºF.
Lightly grease a baking sheet or line it with.
In a large bowl, stir the flour, sugar, baking soda, baking powder and salt together.
In a separate bowl, beat the eggs, buttermilk, and oil together.
Make a well in the center of the dry ingredients and pour in the buttermilk mixture.
Add the caraway seeds and raisins.
Stir until a soft dough has formed.
Shape the dough into a large ball on a lightly floured board (flour your hands if necessary for easier handling).
With a sharp knife, make a cross on the top.
Place on the prepared pan.
Brush the top with the milk.
Bake in the center of the oven until golden brown, 30 to 40 minutes.
- Irish Americans by: Margaret C. Hall