8 Reviews

Fantastic recipe! I made it exactly as presented except didn't have currents/caraway seeds so used ~1/2 cup raisins. Delicious...every other recipe I've tried for Irish Soda Bread has been crumbly and dry, this was moist, crispy crust, beautiful color. Pouring the milk over the lemon juice resulted in a thick smooth result, gave bread a tangy flavor. Cannot say enough about your Grandma's recipe, absolutely perfect! Will make again and again, thanks so much! Served with Irish Stew...mmm....

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Unknown Chef6 October 15, 2011

I love this bread. I'd never had soda bread, but wanted to make something "Irish" for St. Patrick's Day this year. I used this recipe because I didn't have buttermilk. I wonder how it would be with buttermilk, though. I didn't use the raisins or caraway seeds, but it was still delicious.

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Pamplemoussee March 24, 2010

I love soda bread and it's so simple. This is very close to my husband's grandmothers traditional Irish soda bread. I make half with and half without the raisins, currants and caraway seeds because my husband doesn't think it's authentic with (from his childhood anyways).

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WeBees November 17, 2008

This was delicious bread. I used whole wheat flour and soy milk instead, as well as an extra tbsp butter and 1/4 cup raisins. I used golden raisins because I prefer the flavor. The bread was delicious, though a bit crumbly for me. Some other recipes I've seen use an egg, so I think I'll use an egg next time. I added approximately 1/4 cup of flour during the final needing step, which may have contributed to the texture I got. I've never had or made Irish Soda Bread before though, so admittedly I don't know what would be considered "right". Thanks so much for the recipe!

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MC Baker April 21, 2008

Best ever!!! It is a scone-like recipe, so must be handled gently. I have never had Irish Soda Bread that wasn't dry and sort of stale tasting, until I made this. I don't know what it tastes like the next day....it is all gone!

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Graymare47 # 252632 March 16, 2008

Lovely and easy to make. I ended up using a different dried fruit as I realized that we didn't have any raisons, but it worked out just fine. Thank you for posting and then recommending this recipe to me!

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VegSocialWorker February 19, 2007

I made this today as specified (without raisins or caraway- I increased sugar to 1/2c. because I like a little sweet-next time will do 1/4c & with lots of raisins!!Came out sooo good. Great instructions.I have been searching and making different recipes for this recipe since an Irish lady I know makes a wonderful irish soda bread & refused to give me her recipe. I understood it was a family recipe. Anyway THIS is IT & better than hers! Thank-you so much. I'll be making this one from now on.

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ChefRed November 13, 2005
Grandma Dolores' Irish Soda Bread