Before we left for the weekend, I made a couple loaves of soda bread and two pans of Bailey's Irish Cream brownies. I brought one loaf of bread and one pan of brownies to NY with us and the other I sent upstairs to Nelda for Friday Martini Night. I haven't heard back about how it went over with everyone there but they were a hit at my grandma's house.
I've been making this recipe for soda bread for so long that I don't really know where I got it from. It is a pretty basic recipe and comes out perfect almost every time. It makes a huge round loaf so be prepared to share!
Irish Soda Bread
1/4 Cup Sugar
4 Cups All Purpose Flour
2 teaspoons Baking Powder
1 teaspoon Baking Soda
3/4 teaspoon Salt
3 Cups Raisins
2 Large Eggs
1 1/4 Cups Buttermilk
1 Cup Sour Cream
- Preheat oven to 350F.
- Grease a 9 inch round cake pan with cooking spray.
- In a mixing bowl, combine the flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, salt, and raisins.
- Add the eggs, sour cream, and buttermilk.
- Mix until well moistened and a very sticky batter is formed.
- Pour batter into the cake pan and dust the top with a little flour.
- Bake for 65-75 minutes, until the crust is golden brown and the middle is cooked through.
Yields: 1 Round Loaf (approx. 16 servings)