Irish Sour Cream Bread
photo by Karen Elizabeth
- Ready In:
- 1hr 10mins
1 large loaf
- 3 cups flour
- 2 1⁄2 teaspoons baking powder
- 1 dash ground cinnamon
- 1⁄2 - 3⁄4 cup sugar
- 1⁄2 cup butter or 1/2 cup margarine
- 1⁄2 teaspoon salt
- 2 large eggs
- 1 cup sour cream
- 2 cups raisins (optional)
- 1 tablespoon caraway seed (optional)
- Sift first 3 ingredients together in Large bowl (#1).
- Mix next 5 ingredients in Smaller bowl (#2).
- Slowly mix Bowl #2 ingredients into Bowl #1 until well blended.
- Mix in 2 cups of Raisins (and 1 tablespoons Caraway Seeds, if desired).
- Pour into 9" greased and floured round cake pan and shape into round loaf. (Note: Batter will be sticky.).
- Sprinkle the top with Cinnamon and/or Sugar, if desired.
- With a sharp knife, make an "X" in the top of loaf.
- Bake for 50-55 minutes at 350 degrees.
- When toothpick comes out clean, the bread is done.
I started out looking for a true authentic Irish soda bread for an upcoming St. Patrick's day party but after much research on it, I opted to try this recipe instead....something I thought everyone would enjoy and eat. This was very moist and delicious! Made as directed except no caraway seeds even though I would love to try it that way once. The fact that this came from a true Irish grandmother is authentic enough for me! Thanks for sharing!
This was very good. It is similar to Recipe #20616 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 Recipe #86868. Thanks for posting this!
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!