McBriarty's Irish Soda Bread Written by April McBriarty-Weismann on 3/8/2013 1:29 PM in HPM Insurance family recipes, irish soda bread, Milford NH. It has 0 Comments. I love being Irish. I love the camaraderie of the culture and comfort of the food... and drink. This time of year it is mandatory that I make a boiled dinner complete with Irish soda bread. As Irish soda bread is versatile enough to have for breakfast, lunch and dinner, I thought I would share my favorite family treat. Erin go Braugh. Ingredients 5 cups of all purpose flour 1 cup of sugar 1 Tblsp. baking powder 1 1/2 tsp salt 1 tsp baking soda 1/2 cup unsalted butter, cut into cubes, room temperature 2 cups raisins 3 Tblsp. caraway seeds 2 1/2 cups buttermilk 1 large egg Preheat oven to 350. Butter heavy oven-proof 10 to 12 inch diameter skillet with 2.5 inch sides. Whisk flour, sugar, baking powder, salt and baking soda in a large bowl to blend. Add butter; using fingertips, rub until coarse crumbs form. Stir in raisins and caraway seeds. Whisk buttermilk and egg in a bowl to blend. Add to dough; using wooden spoon, stir just until well incorporated (dough will be very sticky). Transfer dough to buttered skillet and smooth out the top but keeping a slight mound in the middle. Use a sharp knife dipped in flour, cut 1 inch deep X in top center of dough. Bake until bread is cooked through and tooth pick inserted in center comes out clean, about 1 hour and 15 minutes. Cool bread in skillet 10 minutes. Turn out onto rack. Serve warm with butter.