County Clare Soda Bread

County Clare Soda Bread

  • Prep: 15 min
  • Cook Time: 50 min
  • Total: 1 hr 5 min
  • Serving: 10

Say "Top o the morning" to a slice of County Clare Soda Bread.


  • 1 cup of plumped raisins
  • 4 cups flour
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 1/2 cups buttermilk
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 stick butter, softened


  1. Heat a small saucepan of water and plump raisins for 5 minutes. Grease 2 loaf pans.
  2. Preheat oven to 325 degrees F. In a large mixing bowl, knead the butter into the flour. Add salt, baking soda, baking powder and sugar. Drain the raisins and add to mixture.
  3. Slowly add the buttermilk using a stiff spatula. Mix well and place equal amounts into the 2 loaf pans. Bake for 50 minutes or until inserted toothpick toothpick comes out clean. Remove bread from pans and cool completely on a wire rack.


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