Classic Irish Soda Bread Recipe

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Categories: Bread, Brunch, Grain, Irish, Snack

Submitted By: The Spice House.

Classic Irish Soda Bread Notes

Nothing goes better with corned beef and green beer (on St. Paddy's day) than this classic bread.

  • 4 cups flour
  • 4 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon caraway seeds
  • 1 1/2 cups raisins
  • 2 eggs, beaten
  • 1 cup butter or margarine, melted
  • 1 cup milk
Serves / Yields

1 loaf

Preparation Instructions

Preheat oven to 350 F. Lightly grease a loaf pan.

Place raisins and caraway seeds in a large bowl. Sift together flour, baking soda, sugar and salt. Pour sifted mixture over raisins. Add butter, eggs and milk to the bowl; mix well.

Mold dough into a loaf shape on a floured board. Place dough in greased pan and bake for one hour, or until bread is golden brown and springs back when pushed in center.

Quick Shopping List

Caraway Seeds, Whole or Ground
Whole, in a glass shaker jar
1/2 cup shaker jar, net wt. 2.25 oz.

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Monica G. Said:

Love it,I made it once I did got to try it Pirkko & Deena ate it all up

Make it Again? Monica G. would make this recipe again.

Laurie H. Said:

A good soda bread recipie that produces a large, tasty loaf. I used pastry flour, instead of all purpose, which produced a delicate crumb. I also substituted buttermilk for the milk. Easy to make, and a big hit at dinner parties.

Make it Again? Laurie H. would make this recipe again.