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

This is the best Irish Soda Bread recipe ever! It comes out crunchy on the outside and soft, sweet and moist inside. I got this from an old Irish cookbook in high school to make for an Irish feast we had in history class.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Combine flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, and salt in a large bowl; mix well and add raisins.
  2. Beat eggs in a smaller bowl.
  3. Add buttermilk to eggs and beat until combined.
  4. Add egg mixture to butter and dry ingredients.
  5. Stir until moistened.
  6. Pour into greased layer cake pan or pie pan. (Dough will be very thick and dense).
  7. Bake at 350 degrees Fahrenheit for 1 hour.
  8. *Delicious served hot with butter!*.


Most Helpful

Oh my gosh! I just made this with dried cranberries and it is fabulous! I used dried buttermilk powder in the dry mix and water for the wet. Worked beautifully! Thank you SO much for the wonderful recipe! I will make it for years to come.

Mika G. February 11, 2017

wow I would give this ten stars if I could.This is the one my mother always made and I dont have the rexcipe and she is departed.I remember her making it sweet and as my choice we used 1&1/2 cups of sugar and it was perfect.Thanks so much for posting.

chef313633 March 17, 2015

I made this just few hours ago and it was delicious! My Irish husband first had this version of bread (because he often tried the original Irish soda bread recipe or simple one). The bread came moist on the inside and crispy on the outside. This recipe is definitely a keeper! Thanks Midwest Maven for sharing this recipe.

ccharvey824 July 15, 2014

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