Total Time
1hr 10mins
Prep 10 mins
Cook 1 hr

This is the soda bread I grew up with that my mother always made. We had it year-round and not just for St. Patrick's Day.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease loaf pan and set aside.
  2. Combine flour, baking powder, and baking soda; stir in sugar and butter to combine. Add raisins, stirring to combine. Add eggs and buttermilk.
  3. Pour into prepared pan and bake for 1 hour. Let cool and serve.


Most Helpful

Wow, Jackie, grew up with this beautiful bread, you were very fortunate. My dh & I enjoyed this treat so much that I have made it twice already and I am planning on making it again this week. What a great recipe, quick, really easy to make, with tremdendous results. We were really impressed with the flavor and texture of this bread. Beautiful crust and crumb. I used golden raisins and made exactly as written, wouldn't change a thing. It was excellent served warm with butter, cold with jam and out of this world when lightly toasted. Thank you for sharing a recipe that I have placed in my best of 2012 cookbook. Kudos.

Baby Kato May 21, 2012

Absolutely wonderful and oh so pretty too! This is the lightest and most flavorful Irish soda bread we've ever had. Thanks for sharing!

ellie_ March 15, 2013

Yum. This was really good. I'm not much of a bread maker, but this was easy and so delicious. It was great warm right out of the oven slathered with butter. Thanks for sharing, Jackie. Made for Culinary Quest 2.

lazyme August 17, 2015

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