14 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 13
  • 4 star values: 1
  • 3 star values: 0
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0

An old family recipe that gets rave reviews!

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Ingredients

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

Directions

  • Place raisins in a small bowl; pour in whiskey and allow to soak overnight.

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  • The next day, drain raisins and reserve the leftover whiskey.

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).

  • Grease a 2-quart casserole dish.

  • Whisk together flour, sugar, baking powder, salt, and baking soda in a large bowl.

  • Stir drained raisins, orange peel, and caraway seeds into dry ingredients.

  • Beat in buttermilk and 1/4 cup melted butter to make a thick batter.

  • Transfer batter to prepared casserole dish.

  • Bake in the preheated oven until top is golden brown and a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean, about 1 hour and 10 minutes.

  • Beat 1/2 cup butter in a bowl until fluffy; beat in reserved whiskey, 1 teaspoon at a time, to taste. Serve with soda bread.

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Nutrition Facts

321 calories; 12.2 g total fat; 32 mg cholesterol; 480 mg sodium. 43.8 g carbohydrates; 4.7 g protein; Full Nutrition


Reviews (13)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
03/18/2012
Love this recipe! It is very tasty and moist no need to spread butter on it.
(11)

Most helpful critical review

Rating: 4 stars
01/20/2015
This was fast easy and flavorful. If you have a round casserole dish it makes a more traditional presentation. I also like to soak the raisins in whiskey and sugar before adding them to the dough for about an hour.
14 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 13
  • 4 star values: 1
  • 3 star values: 0
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
03/18/2012
Love this recipe! It is very tasty and moist no need to spread butter on it.
(11)
Rating: 5 stars
03/18/2012
SOOOOOO good! I used craisins instead of raisins and used a sweet whiskey (SoCo). yum:)
(10)
Rating: 5 stars
06/05/2012
The only changes I made were that I used currants instead of raisins and I used 1/2 Tbsp of orange extract instead of orange peel. It was a great tea bread!
(8)
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Rating: 5 stars
03/12/2013
I used half the amount of whiskey changed the flour to spelt flour used soy milk instead of buttermilk and honey instead of sugar. All of the changes were for family preferences. The bread is disappearing fast! The whiskey gives a dimension of taste that makes this good!
(1)
Rating: 5 stars
03/17/2017
This bread seems more moist than your standard Irish bread. I hope that it keeps that way for a while too. I baked it in a 9" round pan sprayed with cooking spray and it just slipped right out with no problem. I like the additional sweetness and it doesn't include eggs. I used the dry buttermilk and it worked great here. My oven runs warm so I checked it at 40 min and it was already done (probably would have to toss it I went by the time specified). The butter compliments the bread nicely. I ended up using the full amount of whiskey in it; every time I added a tsp I didn't notice much difference. Happy St Patrick's Day!
Rating: 5 stars
03/13/2019
I've made this recipe a bunch. It's great and everyone always loves it.
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Rating: 5 stars
03/19/2019
A very nice addition to go with corned beef and cabbage on St. Patrick's Day.
Rating: 5 stars
03/28/2015
Made this in a 2 qt round casserole. It was delicious. The family loved it and enjoyed every crumb. I buttered the corning dish and had trouble getting it out in one nice loaf. Today I'll make again and use Baker's Joy. That should take care of the sticking problem. I plumped the raisins with bourbon in the microwave...didn't plan ahead to plump them overnight. Used low setting. Yummmm.
Rating: 5 stars
03/19/2017
Really liked this one and I have made a lot of different ones. The whiskey butter in my opinion just takes it up a notch.