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McNamara's Irish Soda Bread Recipe
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McNamara's Irish Soda Bread

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"A recipe handed down by my grandmother Anna Marie McNamara (nee Player). This is a great recipe for a light tea dessert bread. Delicious with light butter hot out of the oven. You can use any type of milk. I usually make this bread when my milk is about to go sour. I like to use raw crystallized sugar in place of the white granulated sugar. My father likes to use buttermilk."

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Original recipe makes 1 loaf Change Servings
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  • PREP

    15 mins
  • COOK

    45 mins
  • READY IN

    1 hr 10 mins

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
  2. Grease an 8 1/2x4 1/2-inch loaf pan.
  3. Mix flour, baking powder, baking soda, 9 tablespoons sugar, and salt in the mixing bowl of a large stand mixer on low speed until combined.
  4. Mix in butter until thoroughly combined.
  5. Beat in milk, then eggs, then raisins, incorporating each ingredient well before adding the next.
  6. Transfer dough to the prepared loaf pan and sprinkle with 1 tablespoon sugar.
  7. Bake in the preheated oven until bread has risen and the top is golden brown, about 45 minutes. A toothpick or cake tester inserted into the center should come out clean.
  8. Cool for about 10 minutes before slicing. Best served warm.
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Footnotes

  • Cook's Note:
  • I like to use my standing mixer to mix the ingredients. When the milk and eggs get added in, the mixture becomes heavy to stir by hand. The more you mix together the ingredients the better it is.
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Apr 26, 2012

This Soda Bread rose well, had a very nice crunchy top & browned nicely. The batter is a bit difficult to handle, for it's stiff & sticky, so it was very hard to transfer from the bowl to the baking pan, even with a strong spatula. This bread is great on the day it's baked, but by the next day, it is all dried out and has no taste. I even tried freezing half of it on the day it was baked, taking it out of the freezer on the day it would be consumed, but that half was still dried out.

 

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Nutrition

  • Calories
  • 200 kcal
  • 10%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 35.7 g
  • 12%
  • Cholesterol
  • 45 mg
  • 15%
  • Fat
  • 4.7 g
  • 7%
  • Fiber
  • 0.9 g
  • 4%
  • Protein
  • 4.3 g
  • 9%
  • Sodium
  • 263 mg
  • 11%

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

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