Thursday, April 8, 2010

Irish Soda Bread I


This was a recipe that I made back on St. Patrick's Day but just have not gotten around to blogging it. It was very, very good. So good that you don't need to wait around and only make this for St. Patrick's Day. It reminded me of a sweet raisin bread that my mom used to buy at the bakery when I was a child. It's kind of in between a bread and a cake and just soooo delicious. I could easily find any excuse to make this again! This recipe came from Allrecipes.

I am looking so forward to this weekend at the beach and I'm hoping the weather holds up. The temps are going down since we have had a heat wave here the past week of 90 degree temperature. We're cooling off to the 60's and that's fine with me. Even though it's still to cool to swim it's always the right time to go to great seafood restaurants and that is what I am looking forward to!!! Have a great weekend everyone!

4 cups all purpose flour
1 cup white sugar
1 teaspoon baking soda
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
3 eggs
1 pint sour cream
1 cup raisins

Preheat oven to 325 degrees F. Grease two 8 x 4 inch loaf pans.

Mix the flour, sugar, baking soda, baking powder and salt. Add the eggs, sour cream and raisins and mix until just combined. Distribute batter evenly between the two pans.

Bake loaves at 325 degreesF for 1 hour.

17 comments:

Kathleen said...

I hope you have a great time at the beach! Your soda bread looks perfect!

Joanne said...

This looks WAY better than typical irish soda breads. Have fun at the beach!

Lynda said...

I haven't tried to make this bread yet, but yours looks so perfect and tasty.
Have fun at the beach; I'm really jealous Debbie! :)

A Year on the Grill said...

I have never made this bread, but heard so many great things about ti

Jenn said...

I can't believe you were warmer then us here in Arizona!!! We got that cold spell that's headed your way... Enjoy the beach and seafood..mmmm! The bread looks delicious!

Cassie said...

Wow, that looks great! Usually soda bread looks so dry, but this looks nice and moist. Have fun at the beach! I wish I lived close to a beach....

Pam said...

I've never had Irish soda bread before - yours looks wonderul.

teresa said...

how yummy! i love this sweet soft bread!

Leslie said...

YUM!!! I hope you have fun at the beach

Chef Aimee said...

I love this bread ALL year round!

Emily said...

Oooh it's sweet! I like it. It looks perfect. I like that it has raisins in it.

Sophie said...

Oooh waw!!

Your lighter version looks very interesting & so tasty too, Debbie!

Cinnamon-Girl said...

What a soft and tender bread! It's very unique for an Irish Soda Bread. Hope you're having fun at the beach!

Monica H said...

I've always wanted to make irish soda bread but never have. I don't know what I'm waiting for?!This looks so good!

Katy ~ said...

I've only had this kind of bread when others made it for me. But I see how DELICIOUS yours looks and I'm thinking I need to make this for myself very very soon. Looks divine! Bet it's wonderful toasted with lots of buttah!

Manggy said...

I agree with a few others, this is certainly a different kind of soda bread. But fortunately, it is *my* kind of different ;) Have a great day at the beach!

Bridgett said...

My grandfather was Irish and would make this often. It is total comfort food for me!