Irish Soda Bread IV


Soda bread when eaten warm and topped with butter can't be beaten. The sour cream is not necessary but makes a better-textured bread.

2 8x4-inch loaves


  • 4 cups all-purpose flour

  • cup white sugar

  • ½ cup margarine

  • 5 teaspoons baking powder

  • 2 eggs

  • 1 teaspoon baking soda

  • ½ teaspoon salt

  • 2 tablespoons caraway seed

  • 2 ½ cups raisins

  • 2 cups buttermilk

  • 3 tablespoons milk (Optional)

  • 3 tablespoons sour cream (Optional)


  1. Combine flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, and salt in a large bowl. Use fingers or a pastry cutter to press in butter or margarine, like a pie crust. When mixture looks fine and crumbly, add raisins and caraway seeds. Mix together and then add eggs, buttermilk, and sour cream. If mixture is not moist, add milk. Pour into two greased and lightly floured loaf pans or a frying pan.

  2. Bake at 375 degrees F (190 degrees C) for 45 to 60 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the bread comes out clean.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

237 Calories
6g Fat
42g Carbs
5g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 20
Calories 237
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 6g 8%
Saturated Fat 1g 7%
Cholesterol 21mg 7%
Sodium 333mg 14%
Total Carbohydrate 42g 15%
Dietary Fiber 2g 6%
Total Sugars 19g
Protein 5g
Vitamin C 1mg 4%
Calcium 123mg 9%
Iron 2mg 10%
Potassium 225mg 5%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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