Irish Soda Bread from County Cork

Irish Soda Bread from County Cork

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"This is my mother's recipe. She makes it several times a week for some function or another. My sister loves this so much she has to control herself or she would eat a whole one with a stick of butter! I usually only make this easy soda bread for events that my mother can't come to! Slice into wedges, butter, and enjoy!"

Ingredients

1 h 45 m {{adjustedServings}} servings 282 cals
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Nutrition

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  • Calories:
  • 282 kcal
  • 14%
  • Fat:
  • 5.1 g
  • 8%
  • Carbs:
  • 55.9g
  • 18%
  • Protein:
  • 5.1 g
  • 10%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 27 mg
  • 9%
  • Sodium:
  • 441 mg
  • 18%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. Preheat an oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). Grease and flour a 9-inch round baking dish.
  2. In a large bowl, cut together the self-rising flour, sugar, and butter with a pastry cutter until the mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Stir in the raisins. In a separate bowl, whisk together egg with 1 cup of milk. Lightly mix the milk mixture into the flour mixture until it holds together. Place dough in prepared baking dish, and brush top with 1 tablespoon of milk for a nice golden brown crust.
  3. Place the bread into the preheated oven. Reduce heat to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C), and bake for 1 hour. Let cool before serving.
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I just pulled this out of the oven and tried a piece, and I really like it. It's slightly sweet and the crumb almost reminds me of cornbread. My husband just tried a bite and said, "Oh, that is ...

I had to make this since my ancestors are from County Cork! It is awesome right out of the oven. No butter needed. I didn't have raisins, but I didn't miss them at all.

True to its name. My grandmother is also from County Cork and this is exactly the recipe she uses.