Grandma's Irish Soda Bread

Total Time
1hr 5mins
Prep 15 mins
Cook 50 mins

A wonderful authentic recipe great for St. Paddy's or any day !


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Sift together flour, baking powder, salt and sugar in large bowl.
  2. Mix in raisins and caraway seeds (optional). Melt shortening. Beat eggs and combine with milk.
  3. Mix liquids with dry mixture. Knead on well-floured surface. Shape into a round loaf and place in floured iron skillet.
  4. Mark an “X” (lightly score) across the top using a sharp knife. Bake at 350 degrees for 50 minutes. Cool on wire rack.


Most Helpful

Mmmmmm! I've never had soda bread before, so I don't know how authentic this recipe is, but I know it's yummy! It basically tastes like one big raisin scone! A little bit dry though, and very dense, so can't eat a lot at one time! But I'd like to! Thanks Chef #435235!

Nimmireth March 17, 2010

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