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Sweet Irish Bread

"A sweet breakfast bread with raisins that tastes most excellent toasted."
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1 h 15 m servings 323 cals
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Original recipe yields 10 servings (1 - 9x5 inch loaf)


  • Calories:
  • 323 kcal
  • 16%
  • Fat:
  • 10.7 g
  • 17%
  • Carbs:
  • 53.4g
  • 17%
  • Protein:
  • 5.1 g
  • 10%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 60 mg
  • 20%
  • Sodium:
  • 124 mg
  • 5%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  • * 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 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease a 9x5 inch loaf pan. I use a glass one.
  2. In a medium bowl, cream together the butter and sugar until smooth. Beat in the eggs one at a time, then stir in the sour cream. Sift together the flour, baking soda, cream of tartar and salt; stir into the sour cream mixture until just blended. Fold in raisins. Transfer the batter to the prepared loaf pan.
  3. Bake for 50 to 60 minutes in the preheated oven, or until a small knife inserted into the crown, comes out clean.


  • Tip
  • Aluminum foil can be used to keep food moist, cook it evenly, and make clean-up easier.

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  1. 36 Ratings

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This is absolutely delicious. I didn't have any sour cream or plain yogurt on hand, so I used vanilla yogurt instead. The result may have been sweeter than intended, but I think it's fantastic...

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Recipe looks very simple, and from the reviews I have read, looks yummy as well, will try it today....St. Patrick's Day. Have been looking for an Irish sweet bread that is simple and doesn't ha...

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This is absolutely delicious. I didn't have any sour cream or plain yogurt on hand, so I used vanilla yogurt instead. The result may have been sweeter than intended, but I think it's fantastic...

I wanted a change from my old raisin bread recipe, plus I had sour cream that I wanted to use up so I was delighted to find this recipe. All I got to say is "Wonderful!" This bread isn't like yo...

I was looking for a Irish soda bread recipe but saw this one and tried it first. I made it exactly as written except used lite sour cream. This bread is delicious and will be good toasted with...

This is an awsome breakfast loaf. I used nonfat plain yogurt instead of sour cream and 1/2 cranberries and 1/2 rasins. The results are awsome,I can't wait to toast it because the crispy outer la...

Very good. I had to substitute a couple of ingredients...did not have cream of tartar or sour cream and used baking powder and buttermilk instead. I also added a bit of vanilla extract. It tur...

Absolutely wonderful recipe ! I made the following changes : 1) Used 1 1/4 C of dried mixed fruit bits (apples, apricots, plums, cherries, raisins) and chopped dates, in place of just the raisin...

This is so delicious!! I have made it many times and it always is a huge hit. My family cn't get eonough of this. It is nice and moist which makes it stand out from the rest. Thanks for such a g...

Very yummy. I used half the amount of butter and added some applesauce as a substitute, also low-fat sour cream and part whole wheat flour. This came out with a very nice flavor and texture --...

Not being a fan of sour cream, I was worried I would be able to taste it in the bread, and the slice I had warm out of the oven did taste a little like sour cream. However, the flavor actually i...