An old family recipe that gets rave reviews!

prep:
15 mins
cook:
1 hr 10 mins
total:
9 hrs 25 mins
additional:
8 hrs
Servings:
12
Max Servings:
12
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Ingredients

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.

Tip

Aluminum foil helps keep food moist, ensures it cooks evenly, keeps leftovers fresh, and makes clean-up easy.

Nutrition Facts

321.36 calories; 4.74 g protein; 43.79 g carbohydrates; 12.19 g fat; 31.59 mg cholesterol; 480.5 mg sodium.Full Nutrition


Reviews (9)

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Most helpful positive review

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

Most helpful critical review

Shannon
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.
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dcinpa
03/18/2012
Love this recipe! It is very tasty and moist no need to spread butter on it.
(11)
laura.jean
03/18/2012
SOOOOOO good! I used craisins instead of raisins and used a sweet whiskey (SoCo). yum:)
(10)
CASANDREAS
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)
sueb
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!
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Elaine Schumacher
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.
Ms Jean
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!
Stevenpodd
03/17/2018
This timed out perfectly! Moist and delicious. I used grated lemon peel instead of orange and this gave the bread a pleasant citrusy note. Don t like caraway seeds so left them out too. All agreed; best ever!
Jacqualin
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.
Shannon
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.