3/5/12

Irish Soda Bread

This recipe is said to be from a lady who was born and raised in Ireland, and it has a 5 star rating on the Food.com site. It has a light texture and is flavorful and soft. I think the secret to its softness must be the sour cream.







Irish Soda Bread
3 1/2 cups all purpose flour
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
2 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon salt
2 cups sour cream
2 eggs
2 tablespoons caraway seeds, optional
3/4 cup raisins

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Prepare a 9-inch springform pan by greasing. In a large bowl, combine flour, sugar, baking soda, baking powder, and salt; whisk together. In a separate bowl, beat the eggs and stir together with the sour cream. Add the sour cream mixture to the flour mixture and stir to combine with a wooden spoon. Batter will be thick. Stir in the raisins and caraway seeds. Place batter in prepared pan. Dust top of batter with enough flour so that it can be patted out evenly in the pan without it sticking to your hands. With a sharp knife make a shallow crisscross on the top. Bake in preheated oven for 50 minutes.

My pan was a 10-inch springform instead of the 9-inch the recipe indicated. The bread would likely have looked slightly taller if I had used the correct size pan.




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25 comments:

  1. I will have to try this recipe. I made some soda bread a few years back and it didn't turn out so I haven't tried it again. Knowing you were successful though gives me hope! LOL. I'm Irish too so you'd think it would be in my DNA.

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  2. I absolutely LOVE Irish soda bread, one of my favorite kinds of bread, and this looks so delicious! Looking forward to making some myself sometime this month!

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  3. Hi Anita I'll meet you half way, I'll bring the green Andes cupcakes and you bring the bread and we'll have a St Patty's day party! Looks wonderful not sure I have ever had. But I would surely try it. Andi

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  4. I do love caraway seeds. this looks like a perfect addition to a bowl of soup or stew.

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  5. Wow this bread is beautiful!! I love how fluffy and soft the bread looks,I bet the caraway seeds add a fabulous flavor as well.

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  6. It looks delicious! I use buttermilk and sour cream, and a splash of oj. One year I made over 70 loaves for orders.
    I am going to try this recipe, thanks!

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  7. Hello!
    Thank You so much for stopping by my blog and leaving me a sweet comment!

    This bread sounds delicious! I will certainly have to give it a try. Thank You for sharing and I hope you have a wonderful night!
    Aledia

    I'm now a follower :)

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  8. My Dad would like this recipe. Once he copied a recipe he found in a magazine on a plane for Irish Soda Bread and insisted we make it. He must have copied it wrong, because that bread was terrible. Yours looks really good and I bet it tastes wonderful. Thank you Anita for being kind enough to link to my party each week!

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  9. This looks delicious! I have a linky...it's for the more religious side of St. Patrick's day, but it also includes things like recipes so you are welcomed to link up there too if you would like. :-) And I'm pinning this on pinterest!

    http://scribbleprints.blogspot.com/2012/03/st-patricks-day-journey-with-linky.html

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  10. I have always wondered how Irish Soda Bread was made! I'll have to put this on my to do list for St. Patty's day! Thanks so much for sharing!

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  11. That bread looks wonderful & I'll bet moist. I've made some in the past that we're more like a big biscuit.

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  12. I have everything for this except raisins, which we don't really like.. I hope it taste as good without them...Oh, I do have cranberries...wonder ??????
    Thanks so much for your recipe.

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  13. ....after thinking about it, I won't use cranberries....takes away from the IRISH bread theme, I think.

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  14. Anita,
    Your Irish Soda Bread looks awesome, I love the raisins in it. Hope you are having a great week and thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday.
    Happy St. Patrick's Day!
    Miz Helen

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  15. I really enjoy soda bread but never thought to put raisins in, lovely tasty idea! :)

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  16. Looks really good. I must admit I love seeds but caraway has always been hard for me to use, not one of my favorites but your bread makes it look super enticing.

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  17. This looks amazing. Rasins in it sound so wonderful! Thanks for adding this great recipe to the party! I am pinning and tweeting this!

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  18. This looks amazing...thanks for the recipe!

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  19. I'll be using whole grain flour, but I'm sure it will taste as good as yours.

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  20. It does look good. I think I'm going to try this.

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  21. Hi again Anita.....I know I commented before, but just wanted you to know your bread was included in my St. Patrick's Day Features today. Thanks again for sharing each of your wonderful posts on my blog. Have a wonderful weekend!

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  22. That looks delicious :)

    Happy St Patrick's Day from N Ireland.

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  23. Hope you had a great St. Patrick's Day!

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  24. My mother was Irish and I spent most of my childhood there. Sorry but there is never Fruit in soda bread, baked on a tray and you can use yoghurt instead of sour cream

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  25. Keep reading about Irish Soda Bread but have never tried it out... love your version with the raisins even though purists may disagree. A lovely looking loaf.

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