(Different) Irish Soda Bread

READY IN: 1hr 5mins
Recipe by Cos13

A little different than most soda bread recipes, which makes it even more delicious! The beer and pepper add a little different flavor, not mention a genuine Irish-ness. I got this out of a Woman's World magazine. This bread tastes best eaten right out of the oven.

Top Review by Aunt Cookie

This turned out great, despite the fact that we 1) used a pretty lousy type of light beer and 2) realized too late that we were out of caraway seeds. This bread has a nice sweetness to it, and the texture is great. I really enjoyed the cracked pepper on top; it went surprisingly well with the raisins (well, we used currants...pretty much the same thing). Thanks for posting this!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Let beer stand until flat, about 20-30 minutes.
  3. Coat baking sheet with cooking spray.
  4. In a large bowl combine flour, sugar, baking powder, caraway seeds, salt, and pepper.
  5. Stir in raisins.
  6. Stir in beer, butter, and one egg until a dough forms.
  7. On a floured surface, knead dough until smooth. Shape into round loaf.
  8. With kitchen scissors or serrated knife, cut 1/2" deep X into top of bread.
  9. Lightly beat remaining egg and brush over dough.
  10. Bake 55 minutes or until loaf sounds hollow when tapped on bottom.
  11. Remove from pan and cool on rack.
  12. Eat warm for best taste!

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