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Need great recipe for Irish Soda bread

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The friend who always brings Irish Soda bread isn't coming for dinner this year. It looks real easy but I want a tried and true recipe. I'll make raisin/caraway and a plain version for the kids. I love it toasted too.

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  1. I have really enjoyed the epicurious version over the last several years -- very tasty, very easy. Often I don't have buttermilk, so I just sub plain yogurt with no ill effects on the final product. I've probably made this at least 10 times, and it's always good.

    http://www.epicurious.com/recipes/rec...

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    1. re: litchick

      You know, I tried making my own Soda Bread for the very first time a few days ago, and it turned out delicious!! Much better than store-bought. (Of course, it didn't hurt that I soaked the raisins overnight in rum) : ) hic

      1. re: aurora50

        I soak my raisins (or craisins) in Irish whisky.
        Just made some this morning, Off the top of my head: I only use buttermilk, would never sub. My recipe also calls for 1/4 cup sugar and a stick of butter cut in. Brush top with egg yolk before baking.

    2. My favorite recipe is from Elizabeth Alston's Tea breads and Coffeecakes. The name is Milo O'Sullivan's currant-nutmeg soda bread. It's really delicious!

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      1. There are two threads covering the same topic at the same time. As I mentioned in the other thread, check out Wednesday's New York Times: http://www.nytimes.com/2007/03/14/din...