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Irish Soda Bread IV

"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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servings 237 cals
Original recipe yields 20 servings (2 - 8x4 inch loaves)


  • Calories:
  • 237 kcal
  • 12%
  • Fat:
  • 6.1 g
  • 9%
  • Carbs:
  • 42.2g
  • 14%
  • Protein:
  • 4.9 g
  • 10%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 21 mg
  • 7%
  • Sodium:
  • 333 mg
  • 13%

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.
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  1. Combine flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, and salt in a large bowl. Use fingers or a pastry cutter to press in butter or margarine, like a pie crust. When mixture looks fine and crumbly, add raisins and caraway seeds. Mix together and then add eggs, buttermilk, and sour cream. If mixture is not moist, add milk. Pour into two greased and lightly floured loaf pans or a frying pan.
  2. Bake at 375 degrees F (190 degrees C) for 45 to 60 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the bread comes out clean.

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We have updated the amount of buttermilk in this recipe.

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I tried to make this recipe but the quantity of buttermilk it asks for cannot be right.

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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 w...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ext...

I love using raisins (light and dark), walnuts, and dried cranberries in this recipe. I highly recommend it.

I agree that the buttermilk measurement must be wrong. I had to add another 2 cups of flour to get a dough that even resembled bread. It was still too moist. I ended up with something resembling...