Irish Soda Bread with Cranberries

29 Oct

This Irish bread is made with baking soda, buttermilk, and cranberries.

-By Julie (Peterson) Strommen


Nonstick vegetable oil spray (PAM)
1 cup all-purpose flour
1 cup whole wheat flour
5 Tbsp sugar, divided
1 ½ tsp baking powder
1 tsp salt
¾ tsp baking soda
3 Tbsp butter (chilled, cut in cubes)
1 cup buttermilk
2/3 cup dried cranberries


  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
  2. Spray 9×5 loaf pan with nonstick spray.
  3. Whisk flour, 4 Tbsp sugar, baking powder, salt and baking soda into a large bowl and blend.
  4. Add butter. Use fingertips to blend in the butter until coarse meal forms.
  5. Make a well in the center of the flour mixture. Add buttermilk and blend into the dry ingredients. Add cranberries.
  6. Flour hands and shape dough into ball. Transfer to pan and flatten slightly. Cut a cross or “X” into the batter. Sprinkle with remaining 1 Tbsp sugar.
  7. Bake for about 40 minutes (until brown and toothpick comes out clean). Cool 10 minutes. Serve warm or at room temp.
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Posted by on October 29, 2011 in Breads


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