Of all the recipes for Irish Soda Bread that I have ever tried, this one surpasses them all for its delicious taste and being the easiest to prepare. Prized Irish Soda Bread has a moist, cake-like texture accompanied by a bounty of raisins to produce three small loaves or two regular loaves that you don’t need reason to enjoy anytime of the year.
I wasn’t planning on making my Prized Irish Soda Bread today, but I had sour milk to use. I don’t know why but I bought two gallons of milk lately from the same store and both soured several days before their expiration dates. Since I wanted a break from chocolate cakes, cookies and waffles, then I remembered this recipe that was the perfect fit with my sour milk.
Prized Irish Soda Bread Is the Easiest Recipe Ever!
My Prized Irish Soda Bread recipe just involves sifting the dry ingredients together before adding the raisins, mixing the eggs with the sour milk and oil, then stirring them together. You won’t even need to pull out your electric mixer. A fork or your wooden spoon to mix the ingredients works out well.
Another thing that is different about my Prized Irish Soda Bread recipe is that once the breads come out of the oven, you immediately remove them from the pans. Believe it or not, these breads unlike other quick breads and cake do manage to stay intact without breaking apart.
I hope that you’ll want to print out and try my recipe. You also might want to check out all my various recipes for scones. A good place to start is with my Favorite Scones recipe.
- 3 cups sifted flour
- 3 teaspoons baking powder, leveled
- 1 teaspoon baking soda, leveled
- 2/3 cup sugar
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1-1/2 cups raisins
- 1-1/2 cups sour milk
- 2 tablespoons canola oil
Sift the dry ingredients together in your mixing bowl.
Add the raisins next and stir in with the dry ingredients.
Stir the eggs, milk and oil together before combing with the dry ingredients. Only stir the dry ingredients enough to moisten or you could ruin the bread. Do not overwork with ingredients with vigorous stirring.
Pour batter into three small loaf pans, approximately 7" x 3" x 2" or two regular size loaf pans that are thoroughly greased.
Bake in a 350-degree oven for about 30-35 minutes, depending on how your oven is regulated.
Test for doneness with a toothpick, cake tester or a slender knife to see if anything sticks.
Remove from the pans immediately after baking.