This was soooo yummy! Ina does not claim that it is authentic Irish Soda Bread but says it is delicious and we agree! Next time I'll make it into two smaller loaves since it's pretty big for the two of us. We had it for breakfast hot out of the oven yesterday and this morning we toasted it and just loved it! It took more than the 4 cups of flour called for but we had to sift a huge restaurant sack of flour that looked more like plaster of paris, so it could have been because of the double sifting. Try this if you like soda bread!