Favorite Irish Bread
Total TimePrep: 10 min. Bake: 40 min. + cooling
- 3 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 cup sugar
- 3 teaspoons baking powder
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1 large egg, room temperature
- 2 cups 2% milk, room temperature
- 1/2 cup butter, melted
- 1-1/2 cups raisins
- 2 tablespoons caraway seeds, optional
- Preheat oven to 350°. In a large bowl, whisk flour, sugar, baking powder and salt. In a small bowl, whisk egg, milk and butter. Stir into dry ingredients just until moistened. Fold in raisins and, if desired, caraway seeds.
- Transfer to a greased 9-in. square baking pan. Bake until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean, 40-45 minutes. Remove from pan onto a wire rack. Serve warm.
Nutrition Facts1 piece: 245 calories, 7g fat (4g saturated fat), 29mg cholesterol, 193mg sodium, 43g carbohydrate (22g sugars, 1g fiber), 4g protein.
Mar 20, 2014
The first problem I have with this recipe has to do with the number of servings. At the top of the recipe, it states 27 servings. Above the nutritional information is 12 servings. Which is it supposed to be? Secondly, I baked the bread, as directed in a 9-inch square pan. The bread was doughy inside. It was not cooked completely for another hour! It was tasty but because of these issues, I will not make it again.
Mar 19, 2014
My family did not care for this bread. I didn't find it to be flavorful at all. It was quick and easy to make but that's all I can say.
Mar 14, 2014
This recipe was delicious and quick to make. I used half raisins and half blueberry craisins. Thought caraway seeds might be odd in there as it was so sweet, but they gave it a kind of fun twist. It was very moist and sweet. my family devoured it.
Mar 22, 2013
had no 2% so I used my grandson's Green Vanilla flavored milk. local company makes it every year for St. patty's. My family went nuts over it. Very moist, very tasty.
Apr 9, 2012
We enjoyed this bread. It had a nice texture and somewhat sweet flavor. I substituted dried cranberries for the raisins and did not add the caraway seeds. I made a nice breakfast bread.
Mar 28, 2012
Made first time for St. Paddy's Day lunch as per recipe ... everyone raved over it. 2nd time made for a quilting group but left out caraway seeds and used dried cranberries instead of raisins. Everyone present had to have recipe. My wife has decided that will be a permanent addition to our cookbook!
Mar 19, 2012
Exceptional when toasted! Made the recipe as is except omitted caraway seeds and substituted half the raisin with diced plums to cut down fruit sweetness. This is a great "tea" bread and so easy to make. I'd love to make mini-loaves but am unsure of bake time; I guess I'll experiment!Thanks for a great recipe....
Mar 18, 2012
the first time I made this I only used half of the caraway seeda...the second time I used dried cranberries...vey yummy both times...keep this on hand to bake in a hurry to give to neighbors..
Mar 18, 2012
My husband loved this, especially with the caraway seeds. It I is so quick and easy to make.
Mar 18, 2012
A bit sweet, but not overwhelmingly so and the texture is more cake-like but if you can deal with these comments, the "bread" is absolutely delicious and really easy to make. Let's see, 4 starts or 5? Definitely a big 5.