Wow, Jackie, Wow....you grew up with this beautiful bread, you were very fortunate. My dh & I enjoyed this treat so much that I have made it twice already and I am planning on making it again this week. What a great recipe, quick, really easy to make, with tremdendous results. We were really impressed with the flavor and texture of this bread. Beautiful crust and crumb. I used golden raisins and made exactly as written, wouldn't change a thing. It was excellent served warm with butter, cold with jam and out of this world when lightly toasted. Thank you for sharing a recipe that I have placed in my best of 2012 cookbook. Kudos.
Absolutely wonderful and oh so pretty too! This is the lightest and most flavorful Irish soda bread we've ever had. Thanks for sharing!
Yum. This was really good. I'm not much of a bread maker, but this was easy and so delicious. It was great warm right out of the oven slathered with butter. Thanks for sharing, Jackie. Made for Culinary Quest 2.
This bread is AWESOME. I usually make the one with caraway seeds, this one is so different,<br/>and so wonderful......My husband and I ate half the loaf when it came from the oven......LOVE!!
Loved this bread. The flavors and texture are wonderful. I wasn't sure if you meant to cut in the butter but did as recipe stated and threw in chunks of butter.