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Best Ever Irish Soda Bread Recipe
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Best Ever Irish Soda Bread

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"A moist, cake-like Irish Soda Bread that's not just for St. Paddy's Day... it's so easy and sooo delicious you'll be craving it all year 'round."

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Original recipe makes 1 9-inch round loaf Change Servings

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease a 9-inch cake pan.
  2. Stir together the flour, sugar, salt, baking powder, and baking soda in a large bowl. Using a pastry cutter, cut the butter gently into the flour mixture until well combined, and stir in the raisins. In another bowl, whisk the buttermilk and eggs together; lightly beat the buttermilk mixture into the flour mixture. Place the dough into the prepared cake pan.
  3. Bake in the preheated oven until the bread has risen and the top is golden brown, 45 minutes to 1 hour. A knife inserted into the center of the bread should come out clean. Cool the bread in the pan on a wire rack for 10 minutes before removing. Serve warm.
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  • PREP 15 mins
  • COOK 45 mins
  • READY IN 1 hr 10 mins
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Mar 15, 2010

I just made this last night and it was GREAT. Easy to make. I had to add a little more flour because the consistency was too stick. Family thought it wasn't sweet enough so next time I am adding a little more sugar to the recipe.

 
Most Helpful Critical Review
Mar 10, 2014

Worst soda bread ever - raisins??? butter???

 
Jul 23, 2011

this bread hit some what the middle of the road for us. While I thought it was 3, my son gave it a 3. My oldest gave it a 4, while my middle daughter and my hubby gave it a 5. I'd never made this kind of bread. The recipe was very easy. It wasn't sweet, but was like a light biscuit bread. The raisins made it sweet. Can't say it was the best bread but can't say it was the worst either. But what I can say is that it was okay, but this batch needs to be divided into 2. The reason I say that is because It's so dense, that the bottom center never got completely baked even after it was in the oven an hour and 15 minutes. While it looked pretty, it was to thick. 2 smaller round loaves would have been better for the baking process. But I think in my own preference. To improve this better for my taste. Add just a hint of cinnamon to it. But it's an okay bread.

 
Mar 21, 2011

Great recipe...not like a traditional Irish soda bread...this is really like a cake. I added a touch of vanilla. It's delicious!

 
Mar 17, 2012

I baked this today, St. Patrick's Day, and absolutely loved it. Using the All Recipes calculator, I halved the recipe and baked it in an 8" iron skillet. I don't like the commercial soda breads that are dry and almost stale in texture. This was dense, but moist and it rose beautifully. I sprinkled cinnamon sugar on the top so it smelled as good as it looked.

 
Mar 10, 2012

Good Irish soda bread. I used white whole wheat flour and sugar in the raw in the same measurements as in the original recipe. I did not put the dough in a round pan based on the comments from another rater who said it is too much dough for the pan. I baked mine on a cookie sheet and it worked well. I will definitely be making this again.

 
Mar 16, 2013

This bread was wonderful...I added the dried fruit, and a bit of dark chocolate...HMmmm. This will become a "quick go-to recipe" for when you just want something quick, easy and wonderfully moist and delicious.

 
Sep 17, 2012

I just got this recipe today and decided to try it immediately. It was a breeze to mix up, didn't even need a mixer. I followed the recipe and directions exactly, except I didn't have a 9-inch round cake pan. Instead I used a round casserole dish the same size. The finished product is beautiful, rounded and golden brown. Once it cooled, I sliced it and it slices beautifully too. However the texture is not like any soda bread I've ever had before. It's more like a muffin or quick bread. It's a little bit sweet too. I think it would be marvelous with peanut butter on it and I will definitely make it again. I just won't plan to serve sandwiches on it. It would be lovely toasted with butter & jam with hot tea also!

 

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Nutrition

  • Calories
  • 360 kcal
  • 18%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 62.3 g
  • 20%
  • Cholesterol
  • 74 mg
  • 25%
  • Fat
  • 9.7 g
  • 15%
  • Fiber
  • 1.9 g
  • 8%
  • Protein
  • 7.6 g
  • 15%
  • Sodium
  • 447 mg
  • 18%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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