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Grilled Irish Soda Bread

Have you tried baking on your Weber grill? It's easier than you think and Irish Soda Bread is the perfect recipe for your Weber! This family recipe from one of our Weber employees is so simple it's practically foolproof. Be sure to bake the bread using indirect heat, and if you don't have the Weber Gourmet Barbecue system, you can simply place a cast iron pan on your grill instead. 

Sullivan's Soda Bread

Preparation time:  15 minutes

Cooking time:  50-60 minutes

Yield:  One large loaf

4 cups all-purpose flour

1 cup sugar

1 teaspoon baking soda

1 teaspoon baking powder

¼ teaspoon salt

1/3 cup unsalted butter, melted

1 1/3 cups buttermilk

1 large egg, lightly beaten

1 cup raisins

1) Preheat the grill to 350 degrees, spreading the charcoal in a ring, leaving an indirect heat zone in the middle of the grill. Grease the GBS griddle or a 9- to 10-inch cast-iron skillet or a large baking sheet.

2) Combine flour, sugar, baking soda, baking powder and salt in a large bowl; make a well in the center. In a smaller bowl, combine butter, buttermilk and egg. Add the liquids to the dry ingredients, pouring it into the well and stirring to form a soft dough. Add raisins and mix lightly.

3) Transfer batter to the griddle, and with lightly floured hands, shape it into a ball. Slash an ‘X’ across the top. 

4) Carefully place the griddle in the center of the grill over the indirect heat zone. Close the lid and bake until set, 50-60 minutes.

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