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Irish Soda Bread IV Recipe

Irish Soda Bread IV

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"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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Original recipe makes 2 - 8x4 inch loaves Change Servings


  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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Most Helpful Positive Review
Apr 09, 2007

We have updated the amount of buttermilk in this recipe.

Most Helpful Critical Review
Apr 11, 2003

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

Jun 19, 2008

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 was weaned on the stuff so tend to be critical!! There are much better recipes on this site.

Mar 13, 2008

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!

Mar 16, 2005

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 someone that made it that way and it was always a big hit.

Mar 18, 2010

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 this. For those who thought the buttermilk amount was incorrect, if your buttermilk is fresh and you used baking soda and baking powder, you should not have had any problems. Sometimes if the butter milk is old it gets thin.

Mar 18, 2010

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 extra tablespoon of butter because my mixture wasn't "crumbly" enough. I added the sourcream (with a little extra) and instead of the milk, just added some extra buttermilk. It was fantastic....people were asking for the recipe left and right. I put about 3/4 cup of raisins and about 1/2 cup of cranberries. What can I say -- it was better than dessert and I only like chocolate for dessert! WOW!!!

Oct 22, 2006

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


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  • Calories
  • 237 kcal
  • 12%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 42.2 g
  • 14%
  • Cholesterol
  • 21 mg
  • 7%
  • Fat
  • 6.1 g
  • 9%
  • Fiber
  • 1.6 g
  • 6%
  • Protein
  • 4.9 g
  • 10%
  • Sodium
  • 333 mg
  • 13%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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