This is my mother's recipe. She makes it several times a week for some function or another. My sister loves this so much she has to control herself or she would eat a whole one with a stick of butter! I usually only make this easy soda bread for events that my mother can't come to! Slice into wedges, butter, and enjoy!

Recipe Summary

prep:
15 mins
cook:
1 hr
additional:
30 mins
total:
1 hr 45 mins
Servings:
12
Yield:
1 9-inch round loaf
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Ingredients

12
Original recipe yields 12 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat an oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). Grease and flour a 9-inch round baking dish.

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  • In a large bowl, cut together the self-rising flour, sugar, and butter with a pastry cutter until the mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Stir in the raisins. In a separate bowl, whisk together egg with 1 cup of milk. Lightly mix the milk mixture into the flour mixture until it holds together. Place dough in prepared baking dish, and brush top with 1 tablespoon of milk for a nice golden brown crust.

  • Place the bread into the preheated oven. Reduce heat to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C), and bake for 1 hour. Let cool before serving.

Nutrition Facts

282 calories; protein 5.1g 10% DV; carbohydrates 55.9g 18% DV; fat 5.1g 8% DV; cholesterol 27.4mg 9% DV; sodium 441.5mg 18% DV. Full Nutrition
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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 4 stars
03/18/2010
I just pulled this out of the oven and tried a piece and I really like it. It's slightly sweet and the crumb almost reminds me of cornbread. My husband just tried a bite and said "Oh that is good!" It doesn't matter to me if it's truly authentic or not I just wanted something tasty to serve. Thank you for an easy and tasty recipe to serve with St. Patrick's Day dinner! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
01/17/2012
Mine was done (and a little over cooked at that) at 40 minutes. Next time I will only use 1 cup of raisins they were sort of over powering. Read More
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20 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 14
  • 4 star values: 3
  • 3 star values: 3
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 4 stars
03/18/2010
I just pulled this out of the oven and tried a piece and I really like it. It's slightly sweet and the crumb almost reminds me of cornbread. My husband just tried a bite and said "Oh that is good!" It doesn't matter to me if it's truly authentic or not I just wanted something tasty to serve. Thank you for an easy and tasty recipe to serve with St. Patrick's Day dinner! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/18/2010
I had to make this since my ancestors are from County Cork! It is awesome right out of the oven. No butter needed. I didn't have raisins but I didn't miss them at all. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/25/2011
True to its name. My grandmother is also from County Cork and this is exactly the recipe she uses. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/26/2011
This is one of the better soda breads that I have made. I left out the raisins because I don't like raisins in my soda bread but otherwise I followed the directions exactly. It was a sweet bread with a tasty texture (like another reviewer stated - it has a cornbread-type of consistency). My whole family enjoyed it and I will definitely be making it again. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
01/17/2012
Mine was done (and a little over cooked at that) at 40 minutes. Next time I will only use 1 cup of raisins they were sort of over powering. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
04/18/2011
Nice taste half of the family ate it the other did not care for this at all. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/21/2011
Very good we added green food coloring and luv'd it! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/07/2011
I just baked this recipe and it turned out sweet rich and crunchy on the outside. Excellent. I needed a self-rising flour recipe since I was out of regular. Also I had to use yogurt rather than milk. This is so good I am going to experiment with dates blueberries and raspberries in place of raisins. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/16/2012
I have found that this one is the best. I have been making your Irish soda bread recipe for the past three years now. Thanks so much! Read More
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