This recipe has been a family tradition for years! My mother makes it every Saint Patrick’s Day (and whenever I bug her to make it). Just add a little butter on top of your warm slice of bread and pair it with a glass of milk.

Irish Soda Bread

  • Prep Time:15 minutes
  • Cook Time:80 minutes
  • Total Time:95 minutes
  • Servings:10 (1 Loaf)
  • Medium

    Ingredients

  • 4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 3 tablespoon sugar
  • 1 tablespoon double-acting baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 6 tablespoon butter or margarine
  • 2 cup raisins
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 1/2 cup buttermilk

Step 1

Preheat oven to 350°F.

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Photo by Alicia McGowan

Step 2

Grease a round casserole dish.

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Photo by Alicia McGowan

Step 3

In a large bowl, mix flour, sugar, baking powder, salt, and baking soda.

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Photo by: Isabelle Hayes

Step 4

Slice the butter and mix in a large bowl. Stir in the raisins.

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Photo by Gen Lyons

Step 5

In a small bowl, beat eggs slightly; remove 1 tablespoon and reserve.

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Photo by Alicia McGowan

Step 6

Stir buttermilk into remaining egg.

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Photo by Alicia McGowan

Step 7

Stir buttermilk and egg into flour mixture just until flour is moistened (dough will be sticky).

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Photo by Alicia McGowan

Step 8

Knead the dough to mix thoroughly.

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Photo by Isabelle Hayes

Step 9

Shape into a ball and place into your casserole dish. In the center of your dough, cut a cross and brush with reserved egg.

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Photo by Alicia McGowan

Step 10

Bake for about 1 hour and 20 minutes.

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Photo by Gen Lyons

Step 11

Cool for 10 minutes. Enjoy!

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Photo by Alicia McGowan