This is the simplest Irish Soda Bread recipe I've ever used. I learnt it from an old Irishman years ago, and it's been my favourite ever since. Feel free to omit the cheese if you're in the mood for an old-fashioned soda bread.
5 stars not enough! I added buttermilk instead of plain milk, and being in a hurry didn't cut the dough into squares, just rolled it into a wheel and put the beaten egg (yes, 1 is enough) on top, with some shredded provolone just dumped on it. After 10 minutes it was ready and I cut it into wedges. Wonderful!!! like a pizza, but no waiting for the dough to rise! Shamefully easy and quick, and I got a lot of praise. - 26 Sep 2010 (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)
Made this for a St. Patrick's Day party and everyone loved it! Very easy to make and the recipe is accurate - the only change is that you definitely don't need two beaten eggs - one is more than enough for glazing the bread. Thanks!! - 19 Mar 2010 (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)
This recipe was quite simple and easy to make but, I found it a little plain. I enjoyed it with cream cheese and some other toppings. Perhaps I'm missing the context of the bread but, there just isn't any excitement. - 12 Mar 2011 (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)