- 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, divided use
- 3/4 cup buttermilk
- 1/3 cup raisins
- Preheat oven to 375°. In a large bowl, combine flour, brown sugar, baking powder, baking soda and salt. Cut in butter until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. In a small bowl, whisk 1 egg and buttermilk. Stir into flour mixture just until moistened. Fold in raisins. Turn onto a lightly floured surface; knead gently 6-8 times. Shape into a round loaf.
- Transfer to a greased baking sheet. Using a sharp knife, cut a shallow "X" on the top of loaf. Beat remaining egg; brush over loaf. Bake 30-35 minutes or until golden brown.
- Remove from pan to a wire rack; serve warm. Yield: 6-8 servings.
Reviews for Irish Soda Bread
"Hi Robert,The pan in question is the sheet pan you baked the free form loaf of bread on.Hope that helps!Sue StetzelTaste of Home Magazine"
"There is one very important element missing from the recipe, the 9 inch, round, spring pan. We are instructed in this recipe to place the kneaded loaf on to a baking sheet. When the bread is finished baking in the oven, we are then instructed to remove the bread from the pan and place it on wire rack. So, it seems to me the necessary step of putting the kneaded loaf into a greased pan before placing in the heated oven must be included in this recipe."
"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. : )"
"It's okay, not great. I'd avoid the egg on the top and brush it with butter instead."
"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 ."
"use 3 tblsp b sugar, 1 tblsp caraway seeds, 1 cup raisins"
"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"
"Very good Irish soda bread and easy to make. Will definitely make again."
"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."