How to Make Irish Soda Bread

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How to Make Irish Soda Bread Recipe
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Preheat your oven to 350 degrees.

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Combine all dry ingredients in a large mixing bowl.  Use a whisk to get everything evenly mixed together.

Combine all dry ingredients in a large mixing bowl. Use a whisk to get everything evenly mixed together.

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3
Combine the  eggs separately then pour the mixture in to the bowl.

Combine the eggs separately then pour the mixture in to the bowl.

4
Also add the sour cream and mix it all up with a wooden spoon.  Be patient, it takes a little while for everything to combine together.

Also add the sour cream and mix it all up with a wooden spoon. Be patient, it takes a little while for everything to combine together.

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The dough should be wet and elastic.

The dough should be wet and elastic.

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Mix in the raisins. The recipe calls for one pound but I like to use slightly less.

Mix in the raisins. The recipe calls for one pound but I like to use slightly less.

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Generously grease the cast iron pan with butter.

Generously grease the cast iron pan with butter.

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Spread out the dough into the pan.  Use a spatula to spread the dough to the sides and try to make the center less thick so when it rises it does not make a sharp peak.

Spread out the dough into the pan. Use a spatula to spread the dough to the sides and try to make the center less thick so when it rises it does not make a sharp peak.

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Pop it in the oven. Don't peek!

Pop it in the oven. Don't peek!

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After about an hour, take it out and stick a sharp knife in to see if it is fully cooked. If the knife comes out clean, it is done.

After about an hour, take it out and stick a sharp knife in to see if it is fully cooked. If the knife comes out clean, it is done.

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Let it cool on a wire rack before cutting.  Slice it up and enjoy your soda bread with a shmear of butter.

Let it cool on a wire rack before cutting. Slice it up and enjoy your soda bread with a shmear of butter.

Ingredients

3 Cups Flour 
¾ Cups Sugar 
3 Teaspoons Baking powder 
¾ Teaspoons Baking soda 
1 Pounds Raisins 
2 Eggs 
1 Pint Sour cream 
Cast-Iron Frying Pan 
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