By Ethan UK on April 05, 2006
"This makes a small Fruit Soda Bread loaf that I based on proportions listed for the Rankin brand of Irish Fruit Soda Bread made by Irwin's Bakery in Ireland. I have no idea how close it actually is to the real thing but the size and taste are sufficiently identical that I've listed as a copycat receipe. It makes a loaf that's basically known in Ireland as a poor man's cake. It's so incredibly nice I actually like it best on it's own. It's dead easy to make and requires no rise time and next to no kneading. Has the advantage that it can completely finished within 3/4 hour, and even baked on a griddle if absolutely necessary- for example when camping or in a survival situation. Bakes a 400g Loaf. The recipe looks quite long because of the notes and historical background at the bottom, but the loaf is really quick and easy to make."
Serving Size: 1 (476 g)
Servings Per Recipe: 1
"Absolutely superb! My husband, who is Irish born and bred, has made this twice now and swears it is as good as his granny's fruit soda. It is just as easy to make as Ethan UK suggests. SandyinWeymouth"
"This was great. I made a freeform loaf on a baking tin rather than a shaped loaf, and used a combinarion of sultanas and raisins. I didn't use the vitamin c powder, but did use the caraway seeds - I thought they were a fantastic addition."