Chef's Quick Tip: Irish Soda Bread

Posted: Updated:

Chef Bob Langkammerer of Stew Leonard’s shows Tina Redwine how to make Irish Soda Bread. 

Ingredients:

2.5 lb.  all-purpose flour

1 tablespoon baking powder

2/3 cup sugar

1 ¼ tsp salt

1/3 cup Stew Leonard’s unsalted butter, cubed, cold 

6 oz raisins or currants

1 teaspoon caraway seeds 

4 cups Stew Leonard’s Whole Milk 

 

Directions:

Preheat oven to 400F

While the oven heats up, soak raisins or currants in milk

Sift together flour, baking powder, sugar and salt

Using your fingertips, gently rub the butter into the dry ingredients, until it is the consistency of cornmeal

Add raisins/currants, caraway seeds, milk, and blend until the dough forms a shaggy mass

Turn out the dough onto lightly floured surface and knead for about 20 seconds

Divide the dough into 4 loaves that are about 1 pound each

Dust top of each loaf with flour and cut an X into the top

Bake at 400F, until browned & baked through

Test for doneness with wooden skewer into thickest; the skewer should by dry without any crumbs clinging to it

Remove loaves and allow cooling before slicing

Contact: 

Chef Bob Langkammerer

Stew Leonard’s

100 Westport Ave, Norwalk, CT 06851

Phone: (203) 847-7214

  • Chef's Quick Tip: Irish Soda BreadMore>>

  • News

    PHOTOS: Chef's Quick Tip

    PHOTOS: Chef's Quick Tip

    Chefs throughout western Connecticut give their cooking tips on dishes and desserts.Chefs throughout western Connecticut give their cooking tips on dishes and desserts.

    Here are the amazing dishes featured in Tina Redwine's Chef Quick Tips.

    Here are the amazing dishes featured in Tina Redwine's Chef Quick Tips.

  • Connecticut SlideshowsGalleriesMore>>

  • It's National Dress Up Your Pet Day - Submit your photos

    It's National Dress Up Your Pet Day - Submit your photos

    Tuesday, January 14 2020 5:36 AM EST2020-01-14 10:36:44 GMT
    Happy National Dress Up Your Pet Day! Do you dress up your pet?Happy National Dress Up Your Pet Day! Do you dress up your pet?
    Happy National Dress Up Your Pet Day! Do you dress up your pet?Happy National Dress Up Your Pet Day! Do you dress up your pet?
    According to the National Retail Federation, Americans were expected to spend $490 million on costumes for their pets this past Halloween. But there's another special day to celebrate your furry friend!
    According to the National Retail Federation, Americans were expected to spend $490 million on costumes for their pets this past Halloween. But there's another special day to celebrate your furry friend!
  • Pitt, Sandler and 'The Irishman' celebrated at NBR Awards

    Pitt, Sandler and 'The Irishman' celebrated at NBR Awards

    The National Board of Review assembled many of the regulars of this year’s awards season in the annual, untelevised gala dinner at Cipriani’s 42nd Street in midtown Manhattan.The National Board of Review assembled many of the regulars of this year’s awards season in the annual, untelevised gala dinner at Cipriani’s 42nd Street in midtown Manhattan.
    The National Board of Review assembled many of the regulars of this year’s awards season in the annual, untelevised gala dinner at Cipriani’s 42nd Street in midtown Manhattan.The National Board of Review assembled many of the regulars of this year’s awards season in the annual, untelevised gala dinner at Cipriani’s 42nd Street in midtown Manhattan.
    The National Board of Review assembled many of the regulars of this year’s awards season in the annual, untelevised gala dinner at Cipriani’s 42nd Street in midtown Manhattan.
    The National Board of Review assembled many of the regulars of this year’s awards season in the annual, untelevised gala dinner at Cipriani’s 42nd Street in midtown Manhattan.
  • Stars hit the red carpet for the premiere of 'Like a Boss'

    Stars hit the red carpet for the premiere of 'Like a Boss'

    The stars of the film "Like a Boss" hit the red carpet Tuesday in New York City for the premiere.
    The stars of the film "Like a Boss" hit the red carpet Tuesday in New York City for the premiere.
sorry to interrupt
your first 20 are free
Access to News 12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Spectrum Networks® and Service ElectricSM customers.
Please enjoy 20 complimentary views of articles, photos, and videos during the next 30 days.
you have reached your 20 view limit
Access to News 12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Spectrum Networks® and Service ElectricSM customers.
Please login or create an account to continue enjoying News12.
Our sign-up page is undergoing maintenance and is not currently available. However, you will be given direct access to news12.com while we complete our upgrade.
When we are back up and running you will be prompted at that time to complete your sign in. Until then, enjoy the local news, weather, traffic and more that's "as local as local news gets."