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Easy Irish Soda Bread

Irish Soda Bread is a simple and delicious quick bread with a little sweetness and a few raisins. Goes great with Corned Beef and Cabbage for a delicious St. Patrick's Day meal.
Course Bread
Cuisine Irish
Keyword St Patrick's Day
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 55 minutes
Servings 10
Calories 351kcal


  • 4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/2 cup raisins or currants
  • 2 tablespoons buttermilk
  • 2 tablespoons melted butter


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees and grease a baking sheet.
  • In a large bowl mix together flour, brown sugar, baking soda, baking powder, and salt.
  • Add butter, egg, and buttermilk. Stir together with a wooden spoon until it forms a dough.
    Add the raisins.
  • Knead the dough a few times in the bowl. Shape into a round and place on prepared baking sheet.
    With a knife, cut an "X" in the top of the dough.
  • Stir together the 2 tablespoons of buttermilk and melted butter in a small bowl. Brush the top of the bread with this mixture.
  • Bake for 50 to 60 minutes, brushing with the butter mixture every 15 minutes. If bread starts to get too browned, cover loosely with foil.


Calories: 351kcal