THIS RECIPE came all the way from Tipperary, Ireland, where my great-grandmother lived.
I have eaten Irish Soda Bread in New York, Philadelphia and Los Angeles, but none compare with what my grandmother made for St. Patrick's Day.
-Anne Flanagan, Laguna Hills, California
“My husband’s family is Irish. Wanting to impress my future mother-in-law, I baked this bread and took it along with me when I met her the first time. Needless to say, it worked!” —Padmini Roy-Dixon, Columbus, Ohio
Both my husband and I are diabetics, I have found that Splenda is great for replacing sugar in many recipes, including this one. It is the fastest bread you can make...and so tasty! —Ruth Russell of Clyde, North Carolina
I'm allergic to yeast, so I appreciate recipes for quick breads, biscuits and soda breads. This tender loaf that's dotted with golden raisins is great, It's one way I can enjoy toast for breakfast.
—Carol Fritz of Fulton, Illinois
"SOME PEOPLE consider bread to be the most important part of a meal...and this bread just might satisfy such folks! It comes from an old recipe and is by far the best soda bread I've ever tried. With the addition of raisins, it is moist and delicious!"