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.

    Photo by Alicia McGowan
    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.

    Photo by: Isabelle Hayes
    Photo by: Isabelle Hayes
  • Step 4

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

    Photo by Gen Lyons
    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!

    Photo by Alicia McGowan
    Photo by Alicia McGowan