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Busch Gardens Annie Grogan's Irish Soda Bread


Busch Gardens uses this bread as a bowl for their Irish Stew.


  • 1 3/4 cups water
  • 3 tablespoons granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup shortening or butter
  • 5 cups white bread flour
  • 3 tablespoons baking powder
  • 2 1/2 tablespoons milk powder
  • 1 1/2 cups golden raisins
  • 1 tablespoon caraway seeds (optional)


  1. Place all ingredients in mixing bowl, except raisins, and mix with paddle until incorporated. Add raisins and mix for one minute more. Mixture is very soft. Place mixture on well-floured surface and form into 2 equal round dough balls. Place on either parchment paper or lightly greased sheet pan.
  2. Press top of dough down slightly and score or cut a cross on top of dough 1/2 to 3/4 inches into dough.
  3. Bake in 350 degree F oven for 30 minutes.
  4. Let cool and serve.

Source: by Chef John Reilly, Food Director, Busch Gardens

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