Grandpa McAndrew's Irish Soda Bread

Grandpa McAndrew's Irish Soda Bread

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  • Prep

    10 m
  • Cook

    45 m
  • Ready In

    55 m
NANCERINI
Recipe by  NANCERINI

“My mom bugged grandpa for this recipe but he told her he didn't have one. So, when he made the bread one day she captured each ingredient in a bowl and measured it and put it in the bowl he planned to mix it in!”

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Ingredients

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Original recipe yields 1 loaf

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Directions

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease a cast iron skillet.
  2. In a medium bowl, mix together the flour, baking soda and sugar. Toss the raisins with the flour mixture until coated. Make a well in the center and add the egg, buttermilk, and melted margarine. Stir until all of the dry ingredients are absorbed. Turn the dough out onto a floured surface and knead for a few quick turns just to even out the dough. Handle the dough as little as possible. Pat into a flat circle, and place into the prepared pan.
  3. Bake the bread for 40 to 45 minutes in the preheated oven, or until the edges are golden.

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Reviews (72)

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MOOMS
236

MOOMS

Please ADD SALT, a little will do you just fine. The first time I made this it was a total flop. One dash of salt could have saved this recipe. Second attempt with 1/2 teaspoon of salt, MUCH BETTER.

CAJUNTOAST
171

CAJUNTOAST

Yummy! This one was so incredibly quick and tastes great. I actually didn't have buttermilk so I substituted 1 cup plain yogurt (what the Joy of Cooking suggests as a substitution).

Jillian
136

Jillian

Well, Grandpa McAndrew must've been one heck of a guy, because this is one heck of a good Irish Soda Bread! I do however think that when "Mom" was copying down the recipe she did forget to add the salt...a little bit is all you need. I chose to add 1/2 tsp. I like my soda breads a little sweeter, so I doubled the amount of sugar to 1/4 cup. After I formed the bread I lightly scored it and brushed it with an egg wash. I popped it the oven on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper and baked it at 375 for about 45 minutes. This is a great recipe for traditional Irish soda bread - perfect warm with butter served with a cup of tea!

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Nutrition

Amount Per Serving (8 total)

  • Calories
  • 255 cal
  • 13%
  • Fat
  • 4 g
  • 6%
  • Carbs
  • 47.6 g
  • 15%
  • Protein
  • 6.9 g
  • 14%
  • Cholesterol
  • 28 mg
  • 9%
  • Sodium
  • 153 mg
  • 6%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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