Irish Soda Bread with Caraway Seeds and Raisins – perfect for your next St. Patrick’s Day celebration, or anytime!
St. Patrick’s Day is right around the corner, and fittingly so, I’ve been in the mood for some delicious Irish (or Irish inspired) food. Earlier this week, I shared my Slow Cooker Guinness Steak and Black Beans Chili, and today I’m sharing this recipe for Irish Soda Bread with Caraway Seeds and Raisins, which is a wonderful accompaniment to the chili.
I love Irish Soda Bread, it is so delicious, yet so easy to make. I wanted to try a new recipe this time and I knew I wanted it to include caraway seeds. I found this recipe at allrecipes.com, it includes both caraway seeds and raisins and sounded delicious. It came out beautifully, all puffed and golden brown on the outside and it is indeed delicious!
The main change I made was to reduce the amount of raisins, from what the original recipe called for, and I think this way, there is the just the right balance between the caraway seeds and the raisins. I also soak the raisins before adding them to the batter, this way the raisins stay plump and juicy while baking.
Also, note that this recipe calls for sour cream — I use light — thus, the dough is wetter than that of a more traditional Irish Soda Bread.
This Irish Soda Bread with Caraway Seeds and Raisins is perfect for a St. Patrick’s Day dinner, party or other celebration. This beautiful loaf would also be wonderful for a brunch buffet for Easter, or anytime, and is great to take to a potluck.
This Irish Soda Bread with Caraway Seeds and Raisins is wonderful served along side a bowl of Slow Cooker Guinness Steak and Black Bean Chili; it is also wonderful with Crock Pot Apple and Brown Sugar Corned Beef & Cabbage.
A slice of this Irish Soda Bread with Caraway Seeds and Raisins is delicious toasted with a pat of butter, wonderful for breakfast with a cup of coffee or as a snack with a steaming mug of tea any time of day!