© Ian Knauer
Active Time
15 MIN
Total Time
3 HR
Serves : 8

Unlike a yeast bread, this famous Irish quick bread requires no long-rise. It's a perfect accompaniment to corned beef and cabbage or just smeared with Irish butter. Slideshow: More Bread and Biscuits Recipes

How to Make It

Step 1    

Preheat oven to 375°F.

Step 2    

In a medium bowl, stir together the flour, sugar, caraway seed, and 2 teaspoons salt. Stir in the raisins and the buttermilk until a dough forms. Transfer the dough to a floured surface and knead for 6 minutes. Form the dough into a disk and transfer to a parchment-lined baking sheet. Using a sharp knife, cut an X into the dough, then brush with the butter.

Step 3    

Bake the bread until golden and hallow-sounding when tapped, about 40 minutes. Let the bread cool completely, about 2 hours, then serve.

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