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Irish Soda Bread



This is not a new recipe but it is my favorite when it comes to Irish Soda Bread!

Growing up, my best friend lived right across the street and let me tell you, her dad perfected  Irish Soda Bread!  Using his recipe as my base, I make few clean, simple, & d’lishes substitutions to create my version of this St. Patty’s Day favorite.

I like my Irish Soda Bread on the “drier” side… kinda like a big fat scone.  So if you’re anything like me, this might be the perfect recipe for you!  

Happy St. Patty’s Day!


Back in Jersey, every St. Patty’s Day we would somehow end up with loaves and loaves of Irish Soda Bread in our kitchen. It seemed everyone on the block would be comparing and contrasting different recipes in order to come up with the perfect combination, and of course, what better way to test your recipes then on your neighbors!

So, after years of trial and error I have settled on a what has come to be my favorite recipe for Irish Soda Bread… it comes from a family I grew up with, and I simply added in some of my healthier substitutions. This recipe has the perfect hint of sweetness, with a dry texture embodied with plump, golden, raisins and crunchy caraway seeds, just the way I like it! Try toasting it up with a light spread of butter…yum!!

Irish Soda Bread

Yield: Serves 6


  • 3⁄4 cup of white flour, sifted
  • 3⁄4 cup of whole wheat flour sifted
  • 11⁄2 tsp. of baking powder
  • 1⁄4 cup of sugar
  • 1⁄2 tsp of salt
  • 1⁄4 tsp of baking soda
  • 1⁄2 cup golden raisins
  • 2 tsp of caraway seeds
  • 3⁄4 cup of low fat buttermilk
  • 2 tbsp of melted butter

Garnish: Dust with flour


Preheat oven to 350.

Combine flour, sugar, baking powder, salt, and baking soda in a large bowl. Stir in raisins and caraway seeds.

Stir in buttermilk and butter until the dough is evenly moist. The dough will be sticky and wet.

On a cookie sheet that is sprayed with a little non stick spray, plop your dough right in the center shape into a disk.

Bake for 35 minutes. Cool and dust with a little flour!

Calories: 226; Total Fat: 4.7g; Saturated Fat: 2.7g; Cholesterol: 12mg; Sodium: 226mg; Carbohydrate: 42.9g; Dietary Fiber: 2.7g; Sugars: 17g; Protein: 5.3g

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9 comments on “Irish Soda Bread

  1. Love the new look of the site!

  2. Hey Dani,
    Love your new site. Waiting for another recipe instalment. Hope all is well!

  3. Nice video. I just tried making an Irish soda bread and it was pretty good. The next time I make it I will be adding some raisins and caraway seeds.

  4. Kevin – Oh yeah…you gotta have the raisins and caraway seeds;).

  5. I love your videos! For someone like me, who does not have a lot of cooking/baking experience, it’s really helpful to see it all done.

  6. I would love the Irish soda bread recipe gluten free? Do you have one?

  7. Maria – I do not but you can find a gluten free Irish Soda Bread Recipe over at Gluten-Free Goddess!

  8. I live in Ireland and my mom makes soda bread weekly as our main bread but your recipe looks nothing like it and much more complicated. It’s made with whole meal flour, pinhead oatmeal, buttermilk and bread soda here and tastes great. Is there a reason you’ve added sugar, sultanas, white flour and butter? I’m not saying it’s a bad recipe or anything I just think that this is different (but not necessarily healthier) than the way it’s done here. I really like your recipes and have been using your site for a while. My little sister (with food intolerances) can’t get enough of your avocado brownies or chunky monkey muffins and has started making them herself. I might be completely wrong about the sugar and all if that’s how it’s made in America. If so sorry):

    • Hi Ben. Truthfully, this is a recipe of a dear family friend and its the only recipe I’ve ever known to make soda bread. Personally, i really like it but I certainly would call myself an irish soda bread connoisseur! I would love to learn of a recipe you know and love!! I’m always eager to try something new.

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