We really enjoy this bread and make it several times a week. I don't add any fruit to it and we're happy with the amount of sugar suggested in the recipe. The only reason I didn't give it five stars is that we really prefer a more rustic type of Irish Soda bread, but this bread is a great substitute for us, and will continue to make it often.
Very good. The kids don't like caraway so I used cinnamon, and I soaked some craisins then drained them and chopped them fine as no one here likes chunks. Great texture. Most of the kids liked it. Will make again using different spices and most likely without fruit.
I loves me some soda bread! I used this to inaugurate my new cast-iron pot. I used half whole-wheat flour and half white flour, and it worked fine. It was plenty sweet for usâ€”I wouldn't add more sugar, and might even use less next time.
I followed the directions exactly as written except used golden raisins in place of the currents. It turned out great. Everyone loved it. Perfect for our pre-St. Patty's Day celebration. Thanks for sharing this great recipe.
I have this same recipe...It rocks been making it for over 20 years!
This was wonderful! My family has an addiction to the Irish Soda Bread we get at a bakery in Scranton, PA. My father purchases it regularly, and every time my sister and I visit there we have to make a trip to the bakery for this bread. Well, we don't have to wait for our visits anymore. The only changes I made to this recipe were to add Craisins (dried, sweetened cranberries) and baking raisins instead of the currants. And I think perhaps next time I may add just a bit more sugar as the poster suggested because we do like ours on the sweet side. Thanks so much for posting this!
wow! my gramgram is irish & german and she says 'there is no better recipe 4 soda bread than my greatgreatgreat gran'mam's, but i think even she would eat this one!'. so that being that , WE LOVE THIS 1 AS WELL!!!