Large soda bread

Classic Irish Soda Bread

Nothing goes better with corned beef and green beer (on St. Paddy's day) than this classic bread.

Yield: 1 loaf
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Classic Irish Soda Bread Recipe

  • 4 cups flour
  • 4 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon caraway seeds
  • 1 1/2 cups raisins
  • 2 eggs, beaten
  • 1 cup butter or margarine, melted
  • 1 cup milk
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Preparation Instructions

Preheat oven to 350 F. Lightly grease a loaf pan.

Place raisins and caraway seeds in a large bowl. Sift together flour, baking soda, sugar and salt. Pour sifted mixture over raisins. Add butter, eggs and milk to the bowl;
mix well.

Mold dough into a loaf shape on a floured board. Place dough in greased pan and bake for one hour, or until bread is golden brown and springs back when pushed in center.

Yield: 1 loaf

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Laurie H

A good soda bread recipie that produces a large, tasty loaf. I used pastry flour, instead of all purpose, which produced a delicate crumb. I also substituted buttermilk for the milk. Easy to make, and a big hit at dinner parties.

Monica G

Love it,I made it once I did got to try it Pirkko & Deena ate it all up

Paul C.

Very close to my mother's recipe. I don't melt the butter but cut it into the flour using food processor. Also, I use a little more buttermilk-1 1/2 cups and only 1/4 cup sugar. Also, save a bit of the egg to brush the top and cut a 1/4 inch deep cross on the top. For sentemental reasons, I bake it in a cast iren frying pan (but just as good in a corning wear dish). Enjoy!