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

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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.