Irish Recipes, St. Patricks Day

Irish Soda Bread Recipe

Irish Soda Bread

This Irish soda bread makes a great breakfast treat. Or omit the raisins and sugar, and add caraway seeds for bread that’s perfect for dinner.

Traditional Irish Soda Bread
Traditional Irish Soda Bread

(we prefer the raisins)

Ingredients

3 cups all-purpose flour
1½ teaspoons baking soda
1 teaspoon salt
4 tablespoons sugar
1½ cups 1% buttermilk
⅔ cup raisins

Preparation

Preheat oven to 375.
Whisk dry ingredients in a large bowl. Slowly add buttermilk, stirring until a soft dough is formed.
Add raisins, and lightly knead the dough on a floured surface for about a minute. Form into a round, slightly flattened shape.
Place dough on a cookie sheet covered with parchment paper.
Using a sharp knife, make an “x” on the top of the dough, about ½-inch deep. Bake until golden brown, about 40 minutes.