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Best Ever Irish Soda Bread

Best Ever Irish Soda Bread

  • Prep

    15 m
  • Cook

    45 m
  • Ready In

    1 h 10 m
Tricia

Tricia

A moist, cake-like Irish Soda Bread that's not just for St. Paddy's Day... it's so easy and sooo delicious you'll be craving it all year 'round.

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  • Calories:
  • 360 kcal
  • 18%
  • Fat:
  • 9.7 g
  • 15%
  • Carbs:
  • 62.3g
  • 20%
  • Protein:
  • 7.6 g
  • 15%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 74 mg
  • 25%
  • Sodium:
  • 447 mg
  • 18%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease a 9-inch cake pan.
  2. Stir together the flour, sugar, salt, baking powder, and baking soda in a large bowl. Using a pastry cutter, cut the butter gently into the flour mixture until well combined, and stir in the raisins. In another bowl, whisk the buttermilk and eggs together; lightly beat the buttermilk mixture into the flour mixture. Place the dough into the prepared cake pan.
  3. Bake in the preheated oven until the bread has risen and the top is golden brown, 45 minutes to 1 hour. A knife inserted into the center of the bread should come out clean. Cool the bread in the pan on a wire rack for 10 minutes before removing. Serve warm.
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Gina
31

Gina

3/15/2010

I just made this last night and it was GREAT. Easy to make. I had to add a little more flour because the consistency was too stick. Family thought it wasn't sweet enough so next time I am adding a little more sugar to the recipe.

mis7up
17

mis7up

7/23/2011

this bread hit some what the middle of the road for us. While I thought it was 3, my son gave it a 3. My oldest gave it a 4, while my middle daughter and my hubby gave it a 5. I'd never made this kind of bread. The recipe was very easy. It wasn't sweet, but was like a light biscuit bread. The raisins made it sweet. Can't say it was the best bread but can't say it was the worst either. But what I can say is that it was okay, but this batch needs to be divided into 2. The reason I say that is because It's so dense, that the bottom center never got completely baked even after it was in the oven an hour and 15 minutes. While it looked pretty, it was to thick. 2 smaller round loaves would have been better for the baking process. But I think in my own preference. To improve this better for my taste. Add just a hint of cinnamon to it. But it's an okay bread.

reginaper
14

reginaper

3/21/2011

Great recipe...not like a traditional Irish soda bread...this is really like a cake. I added a touch of vanilla. It's delicious!

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