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March 18, 2009

Irish Soda Bread

Filed under: Bread, Holiday — Tags: — bettylou79 @ 11:52 am

Happy St. Patrick’s Day from your favorite little Irish redhead!  My husband and I went up to my mom’s house for the weekend to celebrate the holiday with her and Lance with a traditional feast of Corned Beef, carrots and cabbage.  I must confess that this is only the second time we have had this traditional meal.  This year we even celebrated with some Guinness too.  The first time that I had a glass of Guinness was in Ireland with my friend to celebrate our graduation from college.  The trip was a present to ourselves.  We toured the factory in Dublin and at the end of the tour you get a pint of Guinness.  If you’ve been to Dublin then you’ve seen the River Liffey and it makes you a little scared of drinking the dark stuff!

I decided that the meal wouldn’t be complete with out Irish Soda Bread.  My mom found a bunch of recipes for all of the foods that would be part of a traditional Irish meal in the local newspaper.  I was in luck!  Soda bread was there too.  I thought that soda bread was supposed to be pretty bland and heavy but this bread did not turn out bland at all!  I was amazed at how sweet it was and I loved the raisins too.



Irish Soda Bread



3/4 cup raisins
3-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
2 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon salt
2 eggs
1 pint sour cream (2 cups)
1 tablespoon caraway seeds

Preheat oven to 350 F. Soak raisins in warm water for 20 minutes to plump them. In a large bowl, combine dry ingredients. In a small bowl, beat eggs and stir in sour cream. Add the egg mixture to the dry ingredients, and stir with a wooden spoon or use hands. Stir in the raisins and caraway seeds. Place dough in a greased 9-inch springform pan. Dust the top with flour to prevent hands from sticking, and pat the dough evenly in the pan. With a knife, make a shallow crisscross slash on the top. Bake for 50 minutes.




  1. Looks delicious and perfect for the season!!

    Comment by Joelen — March 18, 2009 @ 9:07 pm

  2. I love irish soda bread! This looks so yummy!

    Comment by Laure — March 18, 2009 @ 9:59 pm

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