Spotted Dog Irish Bread

Spotted Dog Irish Bread

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"This is my family's traditional St. Patrick's Day bread. My grandmother has had this recipe for longer than I've been alive. I was SHOCKED to find out this wasn't real Irish Soda Bread, but instead more commonly known as Spotted Dog. Whatever you call it, it is unbeatable topped with a bit of butter."
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1 h 15 m servings 196 cals
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Original recipe yields 24 servings



  • Calories:
  • 196 kcal
  • 10%
  • Fat:
  • 1.1 g
  • 2%
  • Carbs:
  • 43.3g
  • 14%
  • Protein:
  • 4.3 g
  • 9%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 17 mg
  • 6%
  • Sodium:
  • 179 mg
  • 7%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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Nutritional Information

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Amount Per Serving
  • * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
  • ** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.
  • (-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.


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  1. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C).
  2. Grease a 12-inch cast iron skillet.
  3. Sift flour, sugar, and baking powder together in a large bowl.
  4. Beat eggs with milk in a separate bowl.
  5. Stir egg mixture into flour mixture until moistened; batter will be very thick.
  6. Fold in raisins until thoroughly combined.
  7. Spread batter into prepared cast iron skillet.
  8. Bake in the preheated oven until bread has risen and is golden brown on top, about 1 hour.


  • Cook's Note:
  • For two smaller loaves, divide batter into two greased 8-inch round cake pans and bake for 45 minutes.
  • Tip
  • Aluminum foil can be used to keep food moist, cook it evenly, and make clean-up easier.


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I tried this recipe after being disappointed with most Irish Soda Bread Recipes and was pleasantly surprised! The recipe was extremely easy! The bread is slightly dense but has an amazing flavor...

This was good! I made it to compare it to my M-I-L's recipe she calls Scon (rhymes with Ron, she's from County Caven). I have yet to find any similar recipe to hers or anything called Scon. T...

Very good. Sweeter than I expected. Will try it again with less sugar. I did use 2 cups of whole wheat flour to add some grains and it turned out really well.

Delicious and very easy to make. I used half the amount of sugar called for in the recipe and it still has a nice sweetness and very good texture. It browned quickly so I tented it with foil abo...

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