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    Irish Sour Cream Bread

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    1 hr 10 mins

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    55 mins

    Maureen in MA's Note:

    This is a delicious twist on the traditional Irish Soda Bread, that omits the "soda" entirely and substitutes sour cream for the traditional buttermilk. I think it makes the loaf more moist, sweet and delicious. It has become my favorite version. My husband got it from a colleague, whose great-grandmother (Mary Moriarty, born in Killarney, County Kerry, Ireland in 1902) handed it down to her. Bravo Mary Moriarty!

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    Serves: 8-10


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    1. 1
      Sift first 3 ingredients together in Large bowl (#1).
    2. 2
      Mix next 5 ingredients in Smaller bowl (#2).
    3. 3
      Slowly mix Bowl #2 ingredients into Bowl #1 until well blended.
    4. 4
      Mix in 2 cups of Raisins (and 1 tablespoons Caraway Seeds, if desired).
    5. 5
      Pour into 9" greased and floured round cake pan and shape into round loaf. (Note: Batter will be sticky.).
    6. 6
      Sprinkle the top with Cinnamon and/or Sugar, if desired.
    7. 7
      With a sharp knife, make an "X" in the top of loaf.
    8. 8
      Bake for 50-55 minutes at 350 degrees.
    9. 9
      When toothpick comes out clean, the bread is done.

    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on March 17, 2010


      This was very good. It is similar to Irish Rosie's Irish Soda Bread in taste (I think) - a bit sweeter. I know I'm going against the intro of this recipe, but I did add 1/2 tsp. baking soda to "bowl #1" to balance out the sour cream. I also used softened butter (since the recipe didn't specify). I didn't add the optional raisins or caraway seeds, because of family preference. Made this for St. Patrick's Day to go with Corned Beef and Cabbage in Guinness. Thanks for posting this!

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    • on June 04, 2009


    • on April 14, 2009


      Amazing, I was so pleased with this. I've made it as a gift, so I will get feedback tomorrow, but it baked to perfection and smelled wonderful, DH complained that I always give the best stuff away! :lol: I did not use the optional raisins or caraway seed, but otherwise as directed. I was glad that you mentioned the batter would be sticky, otherwise I might have panicked a bit, I am not the best baker and wasn't sure what to expect! I sprinkled with cinnamon And castor sugar! Thanks Maureen for a lovely recipe, made for PAC Spring 2009!

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    Nutritional Facts for Irish Sour Cream Bread

    Serving Size: 1 (123 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 8

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 401.4
    Calories from Fat 173
    Total Fat 19.2 g
    Saturated Fat 11.5 g
    Cholesterol 96.0 mg
    Sodium 374.2 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 49.9 g
    Dietary Fiber 1.2 g
    Sugars 12.7 g
    Protein 7.4 g

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