Irish Soda Bread

Irish Soda Bread is one of the easiest breads to make. Prepare it for St. Patrick's Day, or anytime of the year for teatime or breakfast.

Serves: 12
10 mins Prep time 50 mins Cook time
10 mins Prep time
50 mins Cook time
  • Preheat oven to 350°F. Lightly grease 9-inch round cake pan.

  • Mix flour, sugar, caraway seed, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon and salt in large bowl. Stir in raisins. Mix buttermilk, eggs and vanilla in medium bowl; stir into dry ingredients. Spread in prepared pan.

  • Bake 45 to 50 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool in pan on wire rack 10 minutes. Remove from pan. Cool completely on wire rack.

Cooking tip

Irish Soda Bread Muffins: Prepare dough as directed. Divide among 12 greased muffin cups. Bake 20 to 25 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean.

Nutrition information

(Amount per serving)

  • 169Calories: 169Cholesterol: 33mg
  • Sodium: 243mgProtein: 5g
  • Total Fat: 1gFiber: 1g
  • Carbohydrate: 35g

Ratings & Reviews: 5

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  • Christine on 03/21/2014

    We thought this was delicious. The cinnamon blended in but it added an extra flavor dimension.

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  • Virginia R. on 03/18/2014

    Very good. Served it to family and friend tonight for dinner, and they all went back for seconds. There's a piece left to toast for breakfast. I used golden raisins and buttermilk made from half/half.

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  • Shana on 03/15/2013

    i love soda bread and everything here thanks for the recipes

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  • Linda on 03/12/2015

    Why do people get so upset about REAL Irish soda bread??? My grandmother came over from Ireland and she made Irish bread. She put sugar, butter, and caraway seeds in with the traditional ingredients. Most 'Irish Soda Breads' found here are 'Americanized'. Truthfully, not many people like the bland flavor of the traditional recipe. Lighten up, people. Enjoy the tasty treats in life and judge for yourself. This Irish girl likes the traditional but PREFERS the alternate recipes even more!

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  • Johnny on 03/18/2014

    This is NOT real Irish Soda Bread. I have no idea what it's supposed to be. The real deal has flour, baking soda, salt and buttermilk only.

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