Irish Soda Bread Recipe
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Irish Soda Bread Recipe

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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 serving (1 piece) equals 210 calories, 6 g fat (3 g saturated fat), 66 mg cholesterol, 441 mg sodium, 33 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 6 g 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

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 piece) equals 210 calories, 6 g fat (3 g saturated fat), 66 mg cholesterol, 441 mg sodium, 33 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 6 g protein.

Reviews for Irish Soda Bread

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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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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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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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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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Reviewed May. 2, 2012

"Terrible! The oven temp is too high so that at the end of the stated baking time the outside is lovely golden but the inside is still runny. Very dry and bland with a grainy texture. The picture shows about 3 times the raisins that the recipe calls for."

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