Recipe by Arlene Costello/Agnes Walters
"This recipe was given to me by my mother, Agnes Walters. It is made with sour cream and always comes out moist and keeps for several days."
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Very good - as everyone said - it's a little cake-like, but definitely has the texture of a soft bread. And once it's toasted, it's out of this world (slice it thick b4 toasting). The sweetness is sublte onced it's done - just how we like it. (Similar to sweet Hawaiin bread) I use either currants or small dried blueberries. I think raisins are too big for this bread. I've also used this to make french toast. Slice it then let it sit out for a day to get drier. Taste and texture is like brioche. I've also added a little buttermilk or milk, whatever I have one hand, when my dough is a litte too dry About 1-2 tablespoons at most. (1 pint sour cream = 2 cups) Tip- cover tightly with foil after it's done and let it steam for 30 min. or longer. This will lock in the moisture. A trick for all loaf breads.
An interesting version of Irish soda bread, but too cake-like for my taste and with far too many raisins. One cup would be about right, I think.
Wonderful! I considered using other recipes but decided on this one because I didn't have buttermilk, which seems to be used in most recipes. This is moist and dense and has a lovely texture. I added 2 tablespoons of caraway seeds and shaped the loaves into freeform rounds on a greased baking sheet (wet your hands with a bit of cold water to facilitate shaping). I also used a pastry brush to apply some melted butter halfway through the baking time. The breads were golden and crusty and absolutely delicious. I will definitely make this again - and not just on St. Patrick's Day - as a base for bread pudding. No caraway seeds, of course. :)
Fantastic tasting recipe! I have made the same Irish Soda Bread for years. I couldn't find the recipe this year and tried this one. I love it. I like the cake-like texture! A Keeper
Not really Irish Soda Bread but very good and easy. I used low fat sour cream and it came out just great.
Best irish bread, added caraway seeds for real irish flavor. Easy to put together.
This looks good but I have one question:
Do you really make this Irish Soda Bread with no milk at all?
This bread was extremely easy to make. It's sweeter and runnier than normal soda bread so I had to make it in a loaf pan. Good for breakfast or a snack.
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Irish Soda Bread I
Serving Size: 1/20 of a recipe
Servings Per Recipe: 20
Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat: 53
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