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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About Ellen Peppercorn

Hi my name is Ellen Peppercorn and I am a 32 year old happily married mom to 5 little girls living in Columbus, Ohio. My husband, my five girls and my faith are the most important things in my life, they are my world! After starting That Chic Mom (formerly Thrifty & Chic Mom) five years ago I am happily blogging daily here about all of the things I love… fashion, beauty, family, cooking and all the products that help me be a better mom or make my life easier as a mom.


  1. Sandy VanHoey says:

    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. Hi! :) Well, it’s not even Irish, but all I got is corned beef and cabbage. But would love to try the soda bread sometime!


  3. I have no idea!!! I’d love to try anything!

  4. I don’t have a favorite but I’m always up for trying anything!

  5. Corn beef with a nice Guinness beverage!

  6. I like Kolcannon. Not sure if I spelled that right, but the one where you mix greens with the potatoes. Yummy.

  7. I just tried Irish Soda Bread this year and I have no clue what else I would like to try, but that was pretty good!

  8. I like Irish Soda bread:)

  9. 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!

  10. Francine Anchondo says:

    irish soda bread

  11. I love Corned Beef, but the Irish Soda Bread is right up there too!

  12. Irish soda bread is a real favourite!

  13. Terri S. says:

    I love pork tenderloin with cabbage and boiled potatoes. :)

  14. I really like Shepherd’s Pie.

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  15. Suzie Williams says:

    Cornbeef is the only one I can think of- but I love it!

  16. Irish Stew

  17. I would like to try Irish Car Bomb Cupcakes –

  18. 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!

  19. I’m not really sure what Irish food is but I’d like to try the Irish Soda Bread.

  20. I don’t have one but I’d love to try it, thank you for the chance.

  21. Tamara Sz says:

    I’d love to try corned beef!

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  24. Susan Broughton says:

    We make Corned Beef and Cabbage a lot and love it!

  25. Jeri Eroh says:

    I would like to try Irish Soda Bread. Thank you for the giveaway!!

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  27. Julie Wood says:

    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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