Fabulous 1Steve! Made this yesterday and it was just perfect. I can see that this recipe is open to one's creativity... and am planning to try several different addition ideas. Thanks a bunch for sharing :)
I have been making this recipe for years and the family expects it every Saint Patrick's Day! I use chocolate chips and serve it as a dessert! Yum!
This is my go-to soda bread recipe. I make this around the holidays every year, and instead of raisins and caraway seeds I'm going for cranberries and candied pecans this time around.
I am someone who doesn't like soda bread, but I saw this recipe, read all the great reviews and figured I'd give it a try for St. Patrick's Day. I have to say I liked it. I think I won't use the caraway seeds the next time, just as a personal taste preference. Two work colleagues who like soda bread said it was delicious. It is more bread-like and moist; other soda breads I've had are hard and dry. It was quick and easy to make. Thank you all!
Thank you for the recipe. I am a beginner cook and this was the first time I ever tried to make bread. It came out great and disappeared quickly. The recipe was well written and easy to follow!
I made this last week and it went fast. Did not add caraway seeds or raisins due to picky eaters. My 12 year old insisted that I let her make it this week so she can someday make it for her family. Thanks for an easy good recipe.
It was a superstar at my St Patty's Dinner.<br/>I made a few substitutions.<br/>I read many recipes that used buttermilk , so I was nervous only using sour cream.<br/>I used 1 c. sour cream and 1 c. buttermilk to equal the pint of sour cream in the recipe.<br/><br/>I chose to make it a savory bread instead of sweet, so I omitted the seeds and raisins and used fresh herbs and cheddar cheese .<br/>I used chives, parsley and rosemary from my garden. I went light on the herbs and it was absolutely perfect! the texture was dense, but moist and everyone raved about it.
Not that this recipe needs another review....I just want to put my 2 cents in. This bread is terrific!! I really wanted to purchase a loaf of Irish Soda Bread at a local bakery (and they make great soda bread)... but I figured I would give this recipe a shot since it had so many terrific reviews. I am so glad I did. This bread is so easy to make especially with my Kitchen Aid mixer and it so moist. I did adjust it slightly. I soaked the raisins in Irish whiskey (hey --St. Patrick's Day is almost here!!) and only put in 1 Tbs of caraway seeds and used light sour cream. I'll be baking this bread for St. Patty's Day instead of buying it!! Thanks for a great recipe!! Happy St. Patrick's Day to all!!
UPDATE --I made this again ---in fact I made 2 loaves. I almost bought the irish soda bread at my local bakery because I was getting lazy! I didn't. This bread is so easy to make!! I added 2 T of caraway seeds in each --so glad I did. I again soaked the raisins in Irish Whiskey --- YUM!!. When I made the second loaf I didn't have any sour cream and I didn't want to run to the store so I used 2% greek plain yogurt instead. SO SO glad I did. My second loaf turned out even better. I don't know if this was a fluke but I will try it with greek yogurt again. I also made homemade butter - all I can say is YUM!!! This is one of my FAVORITE recipes.
This is the best Irish Soda Bread recipe I have come across. I have an old hand written one I had gotten from a pub in Ireland decades ago... and I thought there was never any topping it.. Thanks for proving me wrong. I did add currants and soaked them in whiskey before adding to the bread. My daughter doesn't like raisins. It was still a great hit... Thanks for posting this recipe online Steve... * big hugs*
Excellent! If I had known Irish Soda bread was so easy I would have made it years ago. I served it with sweet butter for our St Pats Day dinner. I love caraway but I think I would use just 1 tbls next time. Thanks 1Steve for this special treat.