Ingredients Jump to Instructions ↓

  1. 4 cups flour

  2. 2/3 cup sugar

  3. 2 tsp. baking powder

  4. 1 tsp. baking soda

  5. 3/4 tsp. salt

  6. 2 cups semisweet chocolate chips

  7. 2 tsp. caraway seeds

  8. 2 eggs, lightly beaten

  9. 1 cup buttermilk

  10. 1 cup sour cream

Instructions Jump to Ingredients ↑

  1. The ingredient list wraps around the ad in this recipe. Look to the left after the eggs for the buttermilk and sour cream amounts. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Spray a 9" round cake pan with nonstick baking spray containing flour and set aside.

  2. In a large mixing bowl, combine flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, salt, and caraway seeds. In a small bowl, combine eggs, buttermilk and sour cream and beat until smooth. Stir the liquid mixture into flour mixture just until flour is almost moistened, then stir in the chocolate chips. Knead dough in bowl about 10 to 12 times. The dough will be soft and sticky.

  3. Place the dough in the prepared pan and pat down gently, forming a rounded mound. Cut two 4-inch long and 3/4-inch deep slashes to form a cross in the top of the bread. Bake for 65 to 75 minutes; remove Irish Soda Bread from pan and place on wire rack to cool.

  4. You can also bake this unusual Irish Soda bread in two 8" x 4" loaf pans. Spray the pans with nonstick baking spray containing flour. Bake at 350 degrees F for 50-60 minutes until a toothpick inserted in center of loaves comes out clean.

  5. Or you can bake it free form on a cookie sheet. Just gather the dough into a ball with floured fingers. Shape it into an 8" ball on a greased cookie sheet. Bake at 350 degrees F for 45-55 minutes until golden brown. The bread will flatten out a bit, as there is no pan to keep its shape, so it bakes for less time.


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