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An Irish meal wouldn't be complete without a lovely loaf of Irish Soda Bread. This recipe makes a beautiful high loaf of bread dotted with sweet raisins. It doesn't last long at our house this time of year. —Gloria Warczak, Cedarburg, Wisconsin
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 30 min.
MAKES:6-8 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 30 min.
MAKES: 6-8 servings

Ingredients

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 2 eggs
  • 3/4 cup buttermilk
  • 1/3 cup raisins

Nutritional Facts

1 piece: 210 calories, 6g fat (3g saturated fat), 66mg cholesterol, 441mg sodium, 33g carbohydrate (9g sugars, 1g fiber), 6g protein

Directions

  1. In a large bowl, combine flour, brown sugar, baking powder, baking soda and salt. Cut in butter until crumbly. In a small bowl, whisk 1 egg and buttermilk. Stir into flour mixture just until moistened. Fold in raisins.
  2. Knead on a floured surface for 1 minute. Shape into a round loaf; place on a greased baking sheet. Cut a 1/4-in.-deep cross in top of loaf. Beat remaining egg; brush over loaf.
  3. Bake at 375° for 30-35 minutes or until golden brown. Yield: 6-8 servings.
Originally published as Irish Soda Bread in Taste of Home February/March 1995, p33


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I_Fortuna
Reviewed Apr. 6, 2016

"This is a perfect soda bread recipe. It is not supposed to have a kick, it is meant to be served and eaten with an Irish Stew for instance (with or without raisins) or served at tea time with some clotted cream. It is great with many foods. : )"

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kerrynjames
Reviewed Mar. 27, 2016

"It's okay, not great. I'd avoid the egg on the top and brush it with butter instead."

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danielleylee
Reviewed Mar. 20, 2016

"I made this for St. Patrick's Day ! Super easy and very tasty ! It is perfect toasted as well . The raisins & the brown sugar at a good amount of sweetness ."

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mygunner
Reviewed Mar. 18, 2016

"use 3 tblsp b sugar, 1 tblsp caraway seeds, 1 cup raisins"

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bearlibby
Reviewed Mar. 16, 2016 Edited Mar. 19, 2016

"It was great but I did some changes. I used 3 tablespoons of brown sugar, 4 tablespoons of butter. I mixed 1 tablespoon of orange zest in the buttermilk/egg mixture. I used 1 cup of currants hydrated first with boiling water over them for 5 minutes than drained. I baked for 30 minutes then put foil over the top the last 5 minutes of baking. Also, after brushing with egg wash before baking I sprinkled a little turbinado on top before baking.

Becky Weyer in Bend, Oregon"

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jackie.baker
Reviewed Mar. 22, 2015

"Very good Irish soda bread and easy to make. Will definitely make again."

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mrenda
Reviewed Mar. 17, 2014

"This was a really tasty bread! My husband and I enjoyed it. Made just as the recipe said to and it turned out perfect. I will be adding this to our St Patrick's day menu."

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caree929
Reviewed Mar. 16, 2014

"This is wonderfully easy and very yummy! I'm not a fan of caraway seeds so I always make this bread for St. Patrick's Day. I also don't like raisins in my bread and I've found that this tastes just perfect without them if there are others who want to go that route!"

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cr_1295
Reviewed Feb. 28, 2014

"Very good; I used chocolate chips instead raisin and also made my own buttermilk with milk and lemon juice, and it was so good!!"

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offthwall
Reviewed Mar. 17, 2013

"Just made this for the first time and it definitely will not be the last.. I will never buy Irish Soda Bread again... It was wonderful!!!"

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