Traditional Irish Soda Bread

Bake this traditional style quick soda bread to celebrate Saint Patrick's Day. Especially good served warm with lots of butter and honey drizzled on top.


1 1/2 cups flour
2 cups whole wheat flour
1/2 cup old-fashioned oats
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 cup raisins
3/4 tablespoon caraway seeds
3/4 cup milk
1 (8-ounce) container plain yogurt (low-fat is fine)
1 tablespoon milk
1 tablespoon old-fashioned oats


Preheat oven to 375°. Oil an 8-9-inch pie plate or cast iron skillet.

In a large bowl stir together flour, whole wheat flour, oats, salt, baking soda, raisins and caraway seeds.

In a small bowl whisk together milk, yogurt and honey until honey has dissolved. Using a fork, stir into dry ingredients until just combined. Turn out on a lightly floured surface and knead dough 8 to 10 times.

Place on pie plate or cast iron skillet. Brush with 1 tablespoon milk and sprinkle with 1 tablespoon oats.

Bake 30 – 35 minutes until bread is browned and sounds hollow when tapped on bottom. Cool on rack.

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