Annie (Brennan) Gill's
Irish (Soda) Bread
Some might say that my mother's Irish Soda Bread is not traditional because it is made in a loaf pan, rather than shaped into a loaf. Mom made the bread for most of her 86 years after learning at her mother Mim's side in Kenmare, Co. Kerry, Ireland. It's very easy to make. One caution, hide a few pieces away for breakfast the next morning. If you don't, there won't be any left.
4 cups flour
1 cup sugar
4 teaspoons baking powder
3/4 teaspoon baking soda
1 tablespoon caraway seeds
1 cup raisins
1 cup milk
16 ounces sour cream
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Mix together dry ingredients (first 6) in a large bowl. Beats eggs and
combine them with dry ingredients, first pouring the egg mixture into a
"well" in the center of the dry ingredients. Add sour cream and then slowly
add milk while mixing the batter with a wooden spoon. Add the milk slowly so that all batter is moistened.
Grease and flour a 9x5 loaf pan. Transfer batter to pan. (The batter will
be too stiff to pour but not dry enough so that it can be formed into a
loaf without a pan.)
Bake at 350 degrees for 45-50 minutes until knife inserted in center comes
You can print this page or download the recipe in Meal Master format.
This page was originally created for the Kaos website
March 15, 1998
and was added to GILLFAMILY.COM
January 20, 1999.