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    Real Irish Soda Bread

    Real Irish Soda Bread. Photo by Sue Lau

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    1 hr 5 mins

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    DeSouter's Note:

    I have never found an Irish Soda Bread recipe (or commericially available loaf) that can hold a candle to this recipe. It is simple to make and you can also mix the dry ingredients, add a hang-tag listing the wet ingredients and baking instructions and you have an outrageously good gift. This is an absolutely authentic Irish recipe, and if you have never had a Soda Bread with fruit or caraway, it is probably due to the baker's preference to omit it, cost cutting measures or the way in which this recipe is prepared in a few regions of the country. Note: If you don't like caraway seeds, currants or raisins, don't add them. And don't overmix this dough. I blend wet and dry ingredients with a large spooon only until incorporated. Also, if like Pretty111, you provide a low-star review because you THINK the recipe isn't traditional, don't bother. This recipe is not listed as "traditional", just delicious. I think that if you do not try a recipe, you have some nerve giving it a low-star review. It is just unfair.

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    Serves: 16


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    1. 1
      Preheat oven to 350 degrees farenheit.
    2. 2
      Butter and flour a pie plate or round cake pan.
    3. 3
      Sprinkle uncooked oats on the bottom of the pan.
    4. 4
      Combine dry ingredients and currants.
    5. 5
      Mix melted butter, eggs and then buttermilk and sour cream.
    6. 6
      Stir in dry ingredients only until incorporated.
    7. 7
      Put dough into a prepared pie pan, in a mound with a rounded top.
    8. 8
      Cut an X in the top of the loaf.
    9. 9
      Bake for 50 minutes.

    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on March 17, 2011


      Great recipe - but one glaring omission is no salt. I added a half teaspoon (it would be a bland bread without the salt). I didn't have buttermilk, but soured milk worked just fine. Really fabulous, flavorful bread. This was my first try with Irish Soda Bread, which I usually find dry and too crumbly. The four of us scarfed nearly the whole loaf!!

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    • on April 07, 2009


      Oh my goodness! When I saw kittencal liked this recipe I knew I had to give it a try. As usual she's absolutely right...this recipe is for sure a keeper. It yields such a tender moist loaf and not at all heavy (a problem with many a soda bread recipe). I love this warm straight from the oven and later toasted,buttered along with a mug of tea. It also freezes beautifully. Thanks so much for this perfectly written recipe that gave me the ever elusive 5 star loaf of Irish soda bread. Hats off!!!

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    • on March 15, 2009


      I love this bread, I made it using Greek yogurt as that is all I use, this rose beautiful with a wonderful flavor, I will for certain make this again many more times, what a great recipe, thanks for sharing DeSouter! :)

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    Nutritional Facts for Real Irish Soda Bread

    Serving Size: 1 (61 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 16

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 161.0
    Calories from Fat 46
    Total Fat 5.2 g
    Saturated Fat 2.8 g
    Cholesterol 34.8 mg
    Sodium 221.9 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 24.6 g
    Dietary Fiber 0.9 g
    Sugars 6.3 g
    Protein 4.0 g

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