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This is outstanding Irish Soda Bread. My house smells of Corned Beef and Cabbage and this Lovely bread! Couldn't wait til dinner, so we just sampled the bread, the taste is wonderful, nice "softly dense" and slightly sweet. My only problem is that the bottom of the bread is rock hard. I basted it while baking with a buttermilk and melted butter blend, the top is just golden and nicely crusty. The mixture did not reach the bottom. I think that the temp. should be lowered slightly (350 next time I bake this-oh and I definitely will be baking this again) Also, wonder if baking on parchment or very lightly greased pan wouldn't be better. Overall, you will be very pleased with this bread, thank you for sharing it Gingerbee (have a super pic I hope to add via my Droid)
this bread always turns out great. perfectly dense and moist, and excellent as-is or toasted. I leave out the currants and use a milk wash instead of a glaze, but that is just my preference.
This is a great recipe. I've used it for a couple of years now, and I find it to be extremely easy and so delicious. I haven't used currants when I've made it, although it does sound good. Also, I've skipped the glaze. It works 'plain' like this as well. Thanks for sharing!!
I made this today for St. Patty's Day dinner. It made my father reminisce about his mother's cooking, and my picky 5 year old snagged the last piece. I used raisins instead of currants and didn't glaze (I didn't want it to be too sweet). It was very easy to do, and so delicious. Thanks for a great recipe.
Not only was this the first time I made Irish Soda Bread, it was also the first time I ate it. I have no idea what Irish Soda Bread is "supposed" to be like, but this was excellent! Slightly sweet, slightly tangy... I couldn't stop eating it! Next time I will have to make a half recipe so that I don't eat so much of it! The only change I made to the recipe was to leave out the currants, since my husband doesn't like them.
I made this without the currants and it was amazing! :)
This was my first attempt at Irish soda bread and it was great. Extremely easy recipe and turned out exactly as I had hoped. I upped the sugar by about 1 tb because we like it a bit sweeter, but it was a pretty subtle increase taste-wise. I knew my husband and I would like it but to my surprise, our picky children did also. Can't wait to have a slice toasted and buttered for breakfast tomorrow!
Great bread, love the currants, perfect taste. Not a piece left. Not much more to say. Made as is, turned out great. Loved it. Thx for a great traditional recipe. Kim
Delicious bread! Currants give a nice flavour. Tastes great warmed up with butter.
This produces a great loaf of bread. Somewhat sweet, and very good. I opted for a hony water mix rather then sugar water..