Irish Soda Bread with Raisins and Caraway

It’s an easy Irish soda bread recipe, the game upped with the addition of raisins for a touch of sweetness and caraway in keeping with tradition.

Soft salted butter emphasizes the sugar in the raisins making this a sweet soda bread of sorts.

The top of the dough on this crudely-shapen round loaf emerges from the oven with a deep cross shape cut into it pre-bake with a sharp knife.

Simple ingredients keep this bake humble.

You can choose where to bake your loaf either using a large cast iron skillet, on a rimmed baking sheet or in a Dutch oven.

This homemade bread loaf is among the easiest breads to emerge from your kitchen and is best enjoyed warm with a cup of tea.

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