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Sour Cream Soda BreadHappy St. Patricks Day

Happy Healthy Holidays!

This recipe is made with sour cream and always comes out moist and keeps for several days.

Sour Cream Soda Bread

Recipe Ingredients

4 cups all purpose flour
1 cup white sugar
1 teaspoon baking soda
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
3 eggs, softened
1 pint sour cream
1 cup raisins

Recipe Directions

Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Grease two 8 x 4-inch loaf pans.

Mix the flour, sugar, baking soda, baking powder and salt. Add the eggs, sour cream and raisins and mix until just combined. Distribute batter evenly between the two pans. Bake loaves at 325-degrees for one hour. Recipe makes two loaves.

Nutrition Information

Recipe makes 16 servings
Serving size: 1 slice
Calories: 217; Protein: 5g; Total Fat: 6g; Sodium: 1940mg; Cholesterol: 43mg; Carbohydrates: 37g; Fiber: 1g

Variation: Sour Cream Irish Soda Bread II

This recipe includes the raisins and caraway seeds. The sour cream will give the bread a better texture. A reduced or non-fat sour cream is not recommended. We felt the reduced fat was just right.

Sour Cream 4 cups all-purpose flour
2/3 cup white sugar
1/2 cup margarine
5 teaspoons baking powder
2 eggs
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 tablespoons caraway seed
2-1/2 cups raisins
4 cups buttermilk
3 tablespoons milk (optional)
3 tablespoons sour cream (optional)

Combine flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, and salt in a large bowl. Use fingers or a pastry cutter to press in butter or margarine, like a pie crust. When mixture looks fine and crumbly, add raisins and caraway seeds. Mix together and then add eggs, buttermilk, and sour cream. If mixture is not moist, add milk. Pour into two greased and lightly floured loaf pans or a frying pan. Bake at 375 degrees for 45 to 60 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the bread comes out clean. Recipe makes two, 8-by-4-inch loaves.

Nutritional information per slice:
Calories: 247; Protein: 6g; Total Fat: 6g; Sodium: 358mg; Cholesterol: 24mg; Carbohydrates: 43g; Fiber: 2g

Did You Know?

Shamrock St. Patrick was not holding a slice of Irish Soda Bread in one hand while he drove the snakes out of Ireland with the other, as folklore may say.

Soda bread came long after St. Patrick in the mid 1840's when bicarbonate of soda (Bread Soda) as a leavening agent was used in Ireland to work with the "soft" wheat grown there.

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