Authentic Irish American Soda Bread

  • Serves: Makes one 9- x 5-inch loaf pan
  • Baking Temp (degrees F): 375
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Variation: Authentic Irish American Soda Bread Muffins

Bread and photo by Kati, Premium Member © Sarah Phillips
This Authentic Irish American Soda Bread version has added baking powder, butter, raisins and egg, making it more cakelike than the Irish White or Brown Soda Bread Recipe. It's perfect partner is Corned beef and cabbage!

Kati, Premium Member Says: "As promised, here is my family's Irish American Soda Bread recipe. I'm going to write it here exactly as my mom gave it to me (I only have a hard copy) and add my comments throughout. Because this is an old-fashioned recipe for the kind of bread usually eaten in Ireland, it can be made many different ways. You can substitute whole wheat flour for 1/2 the all-purpose flour; you can substitute a generous pinch of caraway seeds for the raisins, you can omit the sugar and substitute 1/2 cup of molasses for 1/2 cup buttermilk.

OK, my mom gets major props for that last part. "Perfect Partner?" What is she? a magazine? God love her! :-D As far as I know my mom always followed the standard recipe and never used any of the listed substitutes; she probably found them on the internet and thought they would be fun to include."

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