I asked my mom if the recipe sounded like what she remembered, with the raisins and caraway seeds. She said that's how she rememebered it and so I stuck with the recipe, word for word.
My daughter helped me out again this time. I'm training her for when I open my own bakery. There's not too much to this recipe. It's a two step recipe. Pour all the dry ingredients into a bowl then pour all the wet ingredients into the dry mix and stir until just combined. I've made Irish Soda Bread only once before and it wasn't as sticky and wet as this mix was but this recipe came out very soft and moist. And even though this wasn't a flavor I like, my mom loved it and that's all that counted. I'm just not a big fan of caraway. I'd try it without caraway next time but then it would just be raisin bread. So, I'm on the hunt for a recipe I like.
If you want to give this recipe a try, and I recommend it if you like caraway, you can find here at allrecipes.com.The English are not happy unless they are miserable, the Irish are not at peace unless they are at war, and the Scots are not at home unless they are abroad.