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

5 5

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.

5 5

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

5 5

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.