Favorite Irish Bread

Total Time

Prep: 10 min. Bake: 40 min.


16 servings

Updated: Feb. 10, 2022
Serve this classic from the Emerald Isle with butter, jam and a hot cup of tea. Baking this beauty in a 9-in. pan means there is enough to go around. —Sadie Rotondo, Rockland, Massachusetts
Favorite Irish Bread Recipe photo by Taste of Home


  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 3 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 large egg, room temperature
  • 2 cups 2% milk, room temperature
  • 1/2 cup butter, melted
  • 1-1/2 cups raisins
  • 2 tablespoons caraway seeds, optional


  1. Preheat oven to 350°. In a large bowl, whisk flour, sugar, baking powder and salt. In a small bowl, whisk egg, milk and butter. Stir into dry ingredients just until moistened. Fold in raisins and, if desired, caraway seeds.
  2. Transfer to a greased 9-in. square baking pan. Bake until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean, 40-45 minutes. Remove from pan onto a wire rack. Serve warm.

Nutrition Facts

1 piece: 245 calories, 7g fat (4g saturated fat), 29mg cholesterol, 193mg sodium, 43g carbohydrate (22g sugars, 1g fiber), 4g protein.

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