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