I made this very easy recipe with a few tweaks: First I added two tablespoons of carraway seed, then I added one cup of dried cranberries (I soaked them in hot water first to make them nice and tender), finally I baked the bread at 350 in muffin cups! Individual soda bread servings for on the go!
Made this for St. Patrick's day. I tried this using Splenda granular and a few very minor changes. Good! My only problem is that the sodium is high for one serving. Have to plan it in my day more carefully. The lowfat and low cholesterol were great!
This was really a great bread! I was surprised at home much it raised. It actually overflowed some, so next time I will put some tinfoil under the bread pan. We really enjoyed this springy/airy bread hot from the pan.
It seemed like too much for the loaf pan (I added a cup of raisins, which I soaked in the recipe's liquid first, but it looked like too much even before I added them), so I went with what I saw in another recipe and used a springform pan. Yummy!
So easy and so tasty! Made it for St. Patrick's Day in a shamrock shaped cake pan and turned out great. I might add raisins or cranberries next time. Also, I used wheat flour instead of white so it had a darker color to it, but this will be a staple of Irish meals for many years.
This is a wonderful bread. It domes up like a yeast bread and has a very nice flavor and texture. I call it a quick bread because it utterly simple to make. I have given it as gifts; it looks like I spent all day on it.