- 3 cups all-purpose flour
- 2/3 cup sugar
- 3 teaspoons baking powder
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1 cup raisins
- 2 large eggs, beaten
- 1-1/2 cups buttermilk
- 1 tablespoon canola oil
- 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.
- 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).
Reviews for Favorite Irish Soda Bread
"I have never had Irish soda bread before--let alone made it! I made this as part of my St. Patty's Day meal and it was awesome. Especially with a little butter :) It was so easy too. Thanks for sharing!"
"KEMull55, it says that you set aside 1 tablespoon of the beaten egg and add the rest of the eggs to the flour mixture. The one tablespoon is for brushing on top, and almost two whole eggs go into the bread itself. (I haven't tried it yet, but I'll give it 4 stars so I can add the comment. It looks like it'll turn out great.)"
"Excellent. I did add 2T of melted butter to the mix when it was time to stir together."
"Came out perfectly! The only thing I did was plump up the raisins prior to adding to the mix. the whole family loved it! Guess I'll have to make more!"
"I made this for an Irish-themed dinner party and it was good! Very quick and easy. I've never had Irish Soda Bread, so I didn't know what to expect, but I was surprised that it is more of a sweet bread. I'm not a fan of raisins, but they were great in the bread."
"This was the first time I ever made or tasted Irish Soda Bread, but it won't be the last! It was wonderful. Made it for a small dinner party and everyone really enjoyed it. Easy to make and delicious and it was just as good the next day. Thanks for a new favorite!"
"This was delicious and my husband loved it. I would make it again, but only if I have lots of people to eat it, for it was too much for two."
"Tried this recipe for the first time on Saint Patrick's Day. Followed recipe exactly and it turned out great, everyone loved it. Made another one. Decided to lessen the sugar slightly and increase the b'milk slightly. Also put the raisins in hot water briefly before adding. Great recipe. Will make again and again."
"I made this for our St. Patrick's Day brunch. Everyone loved it. Very easy to make and it tasted so butter. We like it with butter."
"This was the first time I ever made (and ate) Irish soda bread. This recipe is easy, and the bread was delicious. I had buttermilk left over, so I made another loaf the next day. I followed the recipe as written, except I shorted the sugar (as I do in every recipe) and the raisins. This is a keeper -- thanks for sharing it!"