Irish Soda Bread Recipe

irish soda bread recipe


It’s not St. Patrick’s Day without Irish Soda Bread. This delicious Irish Soda Bread recipe has been passed down in my family from the Irish immigrants 3 generations ago and I look forward to it every year! So enjoy some authentic Irish Soda Bread.

Irish Soda Bread Recipe

Bake at 375 For about 35-40 minutes – or – until it looks done.


  • 4 cups flour
  • ¼ cup sugar
  • 1 Tbs. baking powder
  • 1 tps. baking soda
  • Pinch of salt (about 1 tps.)
  • Stick of butter
  • 1 ½ cups buttermilk – or add a drop of vinegar to regular milk
  • 1 egg
  • 1 cup of raisins


Stir together the flour, baking powder, baking soda, sugar and salt.

Cut the half butter into the mix using a knife and a fork until coarse.

Mix milk and egg together in a cup and add to flour mix

Stir until all the mix is wet – do not over mix

Add to greased pan in drops from fork Use 2 round pans or 2 bread pans or one 8 x 10 … whichever pan you have

Drop pieces of butter – cut into small pieces onto the top of bread

Serve with room temperature butter!

For a sweeter more dessert bread twist substitute dried cranberries for the raisins and add brown sugar to the top.

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  1. well, I hate to go along with everyone else but corned beef and cabbage is definitely mine. Throw in some carrots and I love it

  2. I had never heard of Irish Soda Bread until a few years back when I was in line at Panera around St Paddy’s day and they had samples out. I ended up loving it but haven’t even thought of it since! What a great reminder and there is nothing better than a tried and true recipe. I might just have to give this a whirl! Thanks for sharing!

  3. I don’t know what is Irish food…so I would love to try anything, but I think first the Irish Soda Bread sounds easy and delicious enough that I want to try that first!

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  5. I have been looking for an Irish Soda Bread recipe and this is going to be the one that I use! Thanks for sharing it really does look delicious!

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