IRISH SODA BREAD – The Southern Girl Cooks

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Irish Soda Bread - The Southern Lady Cooks

Right here’s a simple technique to have fun 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 Substances Wanted:


All-purpose flour


Baking soda

Baking powder




Additional butter or margarine for basting

As you possibly can 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 smooth heart is scrumptious. We love the raisins on this bread however if you’re not a fan, go away them out.

Legend says the cross or X is lower into the highest of the bread to push back evil spirits. Don’t go away the X off!!!

“Might the leprechauns be close to you
To unfold luck alongside your means
Might 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 executed so and it’s superb. I’m Italian, however my MIL household has used a recipe from her Irish facet of the household that has been handed on for a few years and I by no means preferred 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 in regards to the energy. Thanks TSLC for one more superb recipe!!” – Tereasa

Be sure you try 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 a good way to have fun St. Patrick’s Day.

Prep Time10 minutes

Cook dinner Time35 minutes

Complete Time45 minutes

Course: bread

Delicacies: Irish

Key phrase: Irish Soda Bread

Servings: 1 Loaf

Writer: The Southern Girl 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 effective crumbs.. (I take advantage of 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 obligatory).

  • Flip dough onto a calmly floured floor and knead a number of occasions 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 occasions whereas baking. Cook dinner in preheated 375 diploma oven 35 to 45 minutes till golden brown.

Legend says the cross or X is lower into the highest of the bread to push back evil spirits. Don’t go away the X off!!!

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