Easy Irish Soda Bread Recipe

by Marcy on March 14, 2015 · 0 comments

Irish Soda Bread Recipe

Easy Irish Soda Bread Recipe

If you are in search of an easy Irish Soda Bread Recipe, here is one for you to try! Irish Soda Bread uses baking soda as the leavening agent instead of yeast. If you aren’t a fan of kneading, you are in luck! Soda Bread does not require kneading. In fact, the more that you handle the batter, the more tough it can get, so take care when mixing your soda bread.

Basic soda bread recipes contain baking soda, buttermilk, flour and salt. This particular recipe calls for raisins and caraway seeds (which is not traditionally Irish according to what I have read), but you can add your own extras to create your favorite version of soda bread. Chocolate chips sound good to me, but I’m not Irish. And I have an unhealthy love of chocolate. But that’s a post for another day. ;-)

Irish Soda Bread tastes best straight from the oven, and like most breads is best the day that it has been baked. I personally love to top it with salted butter that I have left out at room temperature to soften. YUM!

I love to bake, and even though I tend to invest in quality ingredients, I find baking at home to be more economical than buying baked goods already  made. I also like knowing what is going in to my baked goods. That being said, if you aren’t a fan of baking, this is the time of year that you’ll find Irish Soda bread at your local supermarket and many bakeries due to the upcoming St. Patrick’s Day holiday.

Without further ado, here is an easy recipe for Irish Soda Bread for you to try!

Easy Irish Soda Bread Recipe
  • ½ C white sugar
  • 4 C all-purpose flour....divided
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • ¾ tsp salt
  • 3 C raisins
  • 1 Tbsp caraway seeds (optional)
  • 2 eggs, lightly beaten
  • 1¼ C buttermilk
  • 1 C sour cream
  1. -Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. -Grease a 9 inch round baking or cake pan.
  3. -In a mixing bowl, combine flour (reserve 1 tablespoon), sugar, baking powder, baking soda, salt, raisins (optional) , and caraway seeds (optional)
  4. -In a smaller bowl, blend eggs, buttermilk, and sour cream.
  5. -Stir the liquid mixture into the flour mixture just until flour is moistened.
  6. -Mix dough in bowl about 10 to 12 strokes.
  7. -Dough will be sticky.
  8. -Place the dough in the prepared pan and pat down.
  9. -Cut a 4 x ¾ inch deep slit in the top of the bread.
  10. -Dust with 1 Tbsp flour.
  11. -Bake in preheated oven for 65 to 75 minutes.
  12. -Let cool and turn bread out onto a wire rack.


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