Recipe by Freyja
"This is the real thing! You can use an egg and slightly less milk for a different texture. It is also possible to use water instead of milk and buttermilk, but this makes a much denser loaf."
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this recipe produced two fine loaves of very flavorful bread Prep couldn't have been easier...a good project for kids. It had the "bite" from the soda and the buttermilk that makes the bread so wonderful. I shipped it to two friends and it arrived in perfect condition and was enjoyed by all!
Pretty good, but I was hoping for something that rivaled the "Katie O'Reilly" brand that is sold in stores around St. Patrick's day and has very similar ingredients. I added an egg to help hold the loaf together, and changed some of the whole wheat flour to oat flour, which unfortunately, made it more crumbly.
If you don't have buttermilk (which can be difficult to find in stores), you can go a couple of different directions. You can follow the advice of one of the other reviewers and use vinegar milk. (Not the tastiest option.) You can buy powdered buttermilk in bulk food stores, which is what I used, and is also not terribly tasty. Yogurt mixed with a bit of milk to loosen it up is a good option, although lowfat yogurt can also be a bit bland. The tastiest substitute is probably sour cream, but also the fattiest.
I added 2 cups of currents, which gave it a nice sweet flavor.
I think next time I'll add more oil or butter to give the loaf more flavor.
this had really good flavor, except, being the ignorant 15 year old cook that I am, I wasn't expecting it to be like a flat bread. I had wanted to make a loaf og bread but thats ok it still came out good! and hey, you learn something new every day!
Five stars for simplicity. I used all-purpose white and special-for-bread whole wheat flour and this turned out great. Used fake buttermilk - 1 tbsp vinegar for each cup milk and let sit 10 minutes on counter. Stirred about 1 cup of raisins into the flour mix before the milk to make raisin bread. Tasty and chewy, great warm with jam and honey.
Thank Jesus and Mary - finally a real Irish recipe without the usual American dump-truckful of added white sugar.
Excellent! This bread tastes exactly as I remember it in Ireland; great warm with butter and jam. Easy to make. Thanks for sharing it.
My boyfriend and I really enjoyed this, it goes great with any kind of thick soup or stew! The bread didn't seem to rise enough, although maybe that was just me..it's good though!
Because the recipe allows for some variation, I used some coconut milk that I had sitting around. I also added cinnamon and 1/4 t extra baking soda. The bread turned out great.
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Irish Soda Bread V
Serving Size: 1/24 of a recipe
Servings Per Recipe: 24
Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat: 13
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