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Irish Soda Bread with Raisins

Irish soda bread with raisins is an easy bread to make for St. Patrick’s Day. It’s a simple quick bread that is lightly sweet with plump raisins mixed into the batter.

close-up photo of a Irish Soda Bread slices

With St. Patrick’s Day coming up I’ve been wanting to try some recipes to celebrate. Irish soda bread is one that appealed to me because it looks easy to make. I found a recipe on All Recipes that looked really good.

I did some research and learned that traditional Irish soda bread does not have raisins, but I found lots of other recipes that include them. I wanted to try it, so I made a loaf with raisins, but you can leave them out if you don’t like them.

The best thing about this bread is that you don’t need any yeast to make it. It is leavened with baking soda, so it’s very easy to make.

Ingredients

  • All-purpose flour
  • Baking powder
  • White sugar
  • Salt
  • Baking soda
  • Egg
  • Buttermilk
  • Melted butter
  • Raisins (optional)

How to Make It

Combine flour, baking powder, sugar, salt and baking soda. Blend egg and buttermilk together, and add all at once to the flour mixture.

photo of the batter

Mix just until moistened. The batter should be a bit lumpy.

photo of the raisins being added to the batter

Stir in butter. At this point the batter will be smoother with the addition of the butter. Add in raisins. Pour into prepared pan.

Bake for 65 to 70 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the bread comes out clean. Cool on a wire rack. Wrap in foil for several hours, or overnight, for best flavor.

close-up photo of a loaf of Irish Soda Bread

I really like how this turned out. It’s soft and slightly sweet. I think it tasted even better the day after I made it after it had a chance to rest. It’s delicious warmed up with some butter on top.

close-up photo of slices of bread

More St. Patrick’s Day Recipes

 

Irish Soda Bread

Servings: 1 (9x5-inch) loaf
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 1 hour 5 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 15 minutes
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: Irish
This is a great bread to make for St. Patrick’s Day. The bread is soft, slightly sweet and studded with raisins which you can leave out if you you’re not a fan.

Ingredients

  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 tbsp baking powder
  • 1/3 cup white sugar
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 egg lightly beaten
  • 2 cups buttermilk
  • 1/4 cup butter melted
  • 1 cup raisins optional. original recipe does not call for raisins, but I added then after other suggested it

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 325°F (165°C). Grease a 9x5-inch loaf pan.
  • Combine flour, baking powder, sugar, salt and baking soda. Blend egg and buttermilk together, and add all at once to the flour mixture. Mix just until moistened. (The batter should be a bit lumpy and will come together and be more smooth after adding butter).
  • Stir in butter.(The mixture should be smooth after blending the butter.) Add in raisins. Pour into prepared pan.
  • Bake for 65 to 70 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the bread comes out clean. Cool on a wire rack. Wrap in foil for several hours, or overnight, for best flavor.

Notes

Recipe source: All Recipes

The nutrition information provided are only estimates based on an online nutritional calculator. I am not a certified nutritionist. Please consult a professional nutritionist or doctor for accurate information and any dietary restrictions and concerns you may have.

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