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My Granny’s Irish Farmhouse Bread!


I love baking. Recently, I was reading a book that referenced ‘Grannys Recipes’.  Sometimes I wonder how authentic these recipes really are and whose the Granny!!  With Patrick’s Day on the way I’m posting a real authentic Irish Farmhouse Granny recipe, it’s my Granny Maureen’s.  My Granny was from Kilworth in East Cork, she and my grandfather Patrick were dairy farmers. I would go sometimes and feed calves with her. She was a great baker so there would always be tasty homemade treats for us to eat when we visited the farm. Every week my mother bakes this farmhouse Irish fruit soda.  It’s lovely to come home to the smell of the fresh loaves baking.  In autumn when we have collected blackberries my mum makes blackberry jam and it’s really delicious with the fruit soda. If you want a real traditional Irish recipe this is definitely one to try, very quick and very easy. Recipe below↓

☘️ Lá fhéile Pádraig shona dúit / Happy St. Patricks Day ☘️

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My grandparents, Maureen, and Patrick on their wedding day.
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My Granny was always very busy!!

Irish Fruit Soda

  • 2lb of Self Raising Flour.
  • 1 1/2 Teaspoons of Baking Powder.
  • 3oz of Caster Sugar.
  • 3 Eggs, beaten.
  • 6oz of Butter (melted).
  • 3/4s of a pint of Buttermilk.
  • 1/2lb of Mixed Fruit, (sultanas).



  • Mix all the ingredients together in a bowl and place in a greased loaf or cake tin. We use two 2lb loaf tins or an 8inch round cake tin.
  • Place in an oven at 180 degrees for 40 to 45 minutes.
  • Enjoy!!

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