Soda Bread

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3 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
1/4 cup packed light brown sugar
2 teaspoons baking soda
1 teaspoon kosher salt
4 tablespoons butter, cubed
1 tablespoon caraway seeds
1 1/4 cups buttermilk, plus 1 to 2 tablespoons for the topping
1 cup raisins


Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Arrange the oven rack to the middle row. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.

Add the flour, sugar, baking soda and salt to a large bowl and whisk to blend. Toss in the butter and cut in using a fork until it looks like little pebbles. Add in the caraway seeds, 1 1/4 cup buttermilk and the raisins and stir until it looks like a dry biscuit dough. Knead for 1 minute or so until the dough comes together.

Form into a 7-inch diameter round ball and place on the prepared baking sheet. Brush the round with the remaining buttermilk, and then score an X on the top of the round using a sharp knife.

Bake until golden brown and when a wooden skewer inserted into the center of the loaf comes out clean, about 1 hour 10 minutes. Let cool on a wire rack before slicing.

Servings: 1 loaf
Prep Time: 20 min
Cook Time: 1 hr 10 min
Difficulty: Easy

from Home for Dinner With Jamie Deen; Episode: Dads Just Wanna Have Fun!

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