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Irish Soda Bread with Tangy Green Butter
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Mom's Irish Soda Bread with Tangy Green Butter

Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time40 mins
Total Time50 mins
Servings: 12 -16 slices
Author: The Salted Pepper


Irish Soda Bread

  • 4-5 cups all purpose flour
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 2 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp caraway seeds
  • ½ cup brown sugar
  • 1 tsp heaping ground cinnamon
  • 1 cup golden raisins
  • 2 cups buttermilk
  • 1 Tbsp of butter for greasing

Tangy Green Butter

  • 1 stick ½ cup salted butter room temperature
  • 5-6 oz vanilla yogurt
  • 1 drop green food coloring optional


Irish Soda Bread

  • Preheat oven to 350°F
  • Soak raisins in 2 cups of buttermilk for 15-30 minutes
  • In a large mixing bowl, mix together all dry ingredients
  • Pour buttermilk/raisin mixture into dry ingredients
  • Combine thoroughly with a wooden spoon, Mix N Scraper or your hands. Dough will be very sticky.
  • Add about ½ cup of flour to large cutting board or other flat surface. Turn dough out onto surface and being to knead the dough, incorporating the flour on the cutting board. Continue kneading for 1-3 minutes or until dough is no longer sticy.
  • Form dough into a round and semi flat disc.
  • Grease the RockCrok Everyday Pan or iron skillet with butter.
  • Add formed dough to the Everyday Pan and with a serated knife, cut a cross or x on the top of the bread.
  • Bake in a 350° F oven for 40 minutes.
  • Turn oven off and keep bread in the warm oven for 15-20 minutes.
  • Remove bread from Everyday Pan and cool on a cooling rack for 30 minutes before cutting.

Green Tangy Butter

  • Combine butter, yogurt, & food coloring (if using) in a medium size mixing bowl. With a hand mixer, blend on low speed until well combined. The mixture will look grainy, this is normal.