In the Kitchen: Irish Soda Bread

(WTNH)– Owner Sam Chandler from Julia’s Bakery make Irish soda bread from scratch for St. Patrick’s Day.

Julia’s Bakery is a “from scratch” bakery, meaning that we use all our own recipes and bake everything ourselves – you will never find anything pre-packaged by another company.

Julia’s Bakery is located in the Trader Joe’s Plaza at 560 Boston Post Road in Orange. For more information, call 1-800-435-3285 or go to

The recipe is below, watch the video for step by step on how to make it.

Irish soda bread recipe:

Makes two round loaves.
Place in mixing bowl:
8 oz milk (1 cup)
1 1/2 oz vegetable oil
1 oz butter (1/4 stick)
1/2 tablespoon baking powder
1/2 tablespoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
11 oz all purpose flour
Mix these ingredients for about 5 minutes to develop a soft but elastic dough.
When dough is smooth and elastic, add:
8 oz raisins
1 tablespoon caraway seeds (optional)
Mix until raisins are evenly dispersed.
Stop mixer and let dough rest for about 15 minutes.

Portion the dough into two parts, roll into round shape.
Place on oiled cookie sheet and allow to rest for about 30 minutes while your oven preheats to 350f

Brush with egg wash, cut a shallow cross on top of each loaf, and place in center shelf of oven. Bake for approx 40 to 50 minutes. Tip, place an empty cookie sheet one a shelf below the breads. This will help prevent the bottom of bread from scorching.


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