Prep 20 mins
Cook 50 mins
This Irish soda bread recipe was passed on to me by a dear friend of my mother's who was born and raised in Ireland. It's the best Irish soda bread I have ever had. It is much higher, lighter and softer than most other recipes I have seen. It has an excellent flavor and texture, as well.
- 3 1⁄2 cups flour
- 1⁄2 cup sugar
- 1⁄2 teaspoon baking soda
- 2 teaspoons baking powder
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1 pint sour cream
- 2 eggs
- 2 tablespoons caraway seeds (optional but I always use them)
- 3⁄4 cup raisins
- Combine dry ingredients together in a large bowl.
- In a small bowl beat eggs and stir in sour cream.
- Add the egg and sour cream mixture to the dry ingredients and stir with a wooden spoon.
- Batter will be very thick.
- Add the raisins and caraway seeds and stir well with wooden spoon or knead in with your hands.
- Place batter in a greased 9 inch springform pan.
- Dust the top with enough flour so that you can pat the batter like a bread dough evenly in the pan without it sticking to your hands.
- With a knife make a shallow crisscross on the top.
- Bake for 50 minutes in a preheated 350ºF oven.
Wonderfull Soda Bread!! Very light and lots of raisins and caraway. Didn't change a thing and it is the best I've made in years!! A real keeper, thanks for sharing 1Steve, we will make it again and again.
This was my first time to ever make or taste Irish soda bread. I made it for our St. Patrick's Day family get-together. It was wonderful. Very light in texture and the caraway seed adds so much to the flavor. I can't imagine anyone leaving this ingredient out. I am bread-making challenged and I thought this recipe was very easy to make. Thanks 1Steve.
I made this for an "Irish night" at work and the clients nearly trampled me getting to the table to try this! Several of them gave me their addresses so I could mail then the recipe! This has a velvety texture, the only thing I did that was different cut the caraway in half. Kudos 1Steve!