IRISH SODA BREAD – The Southern Woman Cooks

Irish Soda Bread - The Southern Lady Cooks

Right here’s a simple option to rejoice St. Patrick’s Day.  Make this conventional Irish soda bread.  Irish soda bread is so good proper from the oven slathered with butter. Serve Irish soda bread with a meal or have it with espresso as a deal with.  You may additionally like our recipe for Irish whiskey apple cake.

Irish Soda Bread Elements Wanted:


All-purpose flour


Baking soda

Baking powder




Additional butter or margarine for basting

As you’ll be able to see this bread doesn’t require the usage of yeast. The leavening comes from the buttermilk and baking soda.  So it’s a primary fast bread however its completely scrumptious. This agency crust, with a tender heart is scrumptious. We love the raisins on this bread however in case you are not a fan, depart them out.

Legend says the cross or X is reduce into the highest of the bread to keep at bay evil spirits. Don’t depart the X off!!!

“Could the leprechauns be close to you
To unfold luck alongside your approach
Could all of the Irish angels
Smile upon you on St. Patrick’s Day”

“Oh My that is soo good. I added caraway seeds as a result of my MIL has all the time performed so and it’s wonderful. I’m Italian, however my MIL household has used a recipe from her Irish aspect of the household that has been handed on for a few years and I by no means favored Irish Soda Bread till she made it for me. That is similar to our household recipe. Very straightforward to do and I’m making a double batch proper now as we’re consuming the primary loaf……Not going to fret concerning the energy. Thanks TSLC for an additional wonderful recipe!!” – Tereasa

Be sure you take a look at my recipe for Corned Beef and Cabbage!

Irish Soda Bread - The Southern Lady Cooks
Irish Soda Bread - The Southern Lady Cooks
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Irish Soda Bread

This conventional Irish soda bread is straightforward and an effective way to rejoice St. Patrick’s Day.

Prep Time10 minutes

Prepare dinner Time35 minutes

Complete Time45 minutes

Course: bread

Delicacies: Irish

Key phrase: Irish Soda Bread

Servings: 1 Loaf

Writer: The Southern Woman Cooks

  • 3 tablespoons butter or margarine softened
  • 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup raisins
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • Additional butter or margarine for basting
  • Reduce butter into flour, sugar, baking soda, baking powder and salt in a big bowl till resembles advantageous crumbs.. (I exploit a fork to do that.Some folks us a pastry blender)

  • Stir in raisins and buttermilk. (I soak my raisins in boiling water for half-hour however this isn’t mandatory).

  • Flip dough onto a flippantly floured floor and knead a number of instances till clean. Form right into a spherical loaf. Place on a sprayed cookie sheet.

  • Reduce an X form about 1/2 inch deep into the highest of the loaf. Baste the loaf with melted butter earlier than baking and once more a few instances whereas baking. Prepare dinner in preheated 375 diploma oven 35 to 45 minutes till golden brown.

Legend says the cross or X is reduce into the highest of the bread to keep at bay evil spirits. Don’t depart the X off!!!

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