Recipe by Linda
"Bread when eaten warm and topped with butter can't be beat. The sour cream is not necessary, but makes a better texture bread."
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2 1/2 cups
We have updated the amount of buttermilk in this recipe.
I tried to make this recipe but the quantity of buttermilk it asks for cannot be right.
I rarely ever rate a recipe this low but this is far from anything like Irish Soda bread. It is much too rich and the liquid ingredients are wrong - at least that is how I feel. Of course I was weaned on the stuff so tend to be critical!! There are much better recipes on this site.
Milk and sour cream are not an option. Without that extra moisture, it would be too dry. We loved the taste and texture. We will be making this again!
I think the recipe should be 1/4 cup of buttermilk. I looked at a few others and that looked about right. Anyway, it turned out pretty good. I added raisins and fennel because I used to know someone that made it that way and it was always a big hit.
I made this according to the recipe and it turned out wonderful. It was light and moist with lots of flavor. I didn't have caraway seeds, but will definately get some for the next time I make this. For those who thought the buttermilk amount was incorrect, if your buttermilk is fresh and you used baking soda and baking powder, you should not have had any problems. Sometimes if the butter milk is old it gets thin.
If I could gave 10 stars, I would! This was awesome! I halved the recipe in case I didn't like it --- now I wish I would have made both loaves! The only changes I made was that I added an extra tablespoon of butter because my mixture wasn't "crumbly" enough. I added the sourcream (with a little extra) and instead of the milk, just added some extra buttermilk. It was fantastic....people were asking for the recipe left and right. I put about 3/4 cup of raisins and about 1/2 cup of cranberries. What can I say -- it was better than dessert and I only like chocolate for dessert! WOW!!!
I love using raisins (light and dark), walnuts, and dried cranberries in this recipe. I highly recommend it.
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Irish Soda Bread IV
Serving Size: 1/20 of a recipe
Servings Per Recipe: 20
Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat: 55
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