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Irish Soda Bread

  • Irish Soda Bread


    • 2 cups whole wheat flour
    • 2 cups regular flour
    • 1 1/2 cups brown sugar
    • 2 teaspoons baking soda
    • 1/2 teaspoon salt
    • 1/2 teaspoon allspice
    • 1 cup raisins, soaked and drained
    • 2 cups whole milk
    • 2 teaspoons vinegar
    • 2 eggs, beaten


    1. In a bowl, combine first 6 dry ingredients (whole wheat flour, regular flour, brown sugar, baking soda, salt and allspice).
    2. In another bowl, combine the next 4 wet ingredients (raisins, milk, vinegar, and beaten eggs).
    3. Combine the wet and dry ingredients and mix together well.
    4. Transfer to 2 greased baking pans – about 1/2 of the dough for each pan.
    5. Bake at 325 F for 35 - 40 minutes.


    2 loaves, 16 pieces/loaf, serving size 1 piece


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