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Favorite Irish Soda Bread Recipe

Favorite Irish Soda Bread Recipe

My best friend Rita O’Malley shared this irresistible Irish soda bread recipe. It bakes up high, with a golden brown top and a combination of sweet and savory flavors.—Jan Alfano, Prescott, Arizona
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Bake: 45 min. + cooling YIELD:12 servings


  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2/3 cup sugar
  • 3 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 cup raisins
  • 2 eggs, beaten
  • 1-1/2 cups buttermilk
  • 1 tablespoon canola oil


  • 1. Preheat oven to 350°. In a large bowl, combine first five ingredients. Stir in raisins. Set aside 1 tablespoon beaten egg. In a bowl, combine buttermilk, oil and remaining eggs; stir into flour mixture just until moistened (dough will be sticky). Transfer to a greased 9-in. round baking pan; brush top with reserved egg.
  • 2. Bake 45-50 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean. Cool 10 minutes before removing from pan to a wire rack to cool. Cut into wedges. Yield: 1 loaf (12 wedges).

Nutritional Facts

1 wedge equals 227 calories, 3 g fat (1 g saturated fat), 36 mg cholesterol, 447 mg sodium, 46 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 6 g protein.