Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 40 mins

Source: "Irish Heritage Cookbook" Adopted 9/06 (Mean Chef)


  1. Preheat the oven to 350ºF.
  2. Lightly grease a baking sheet or line it with.
  3. parchment paper.
  4. In a large bowl, stir the flour, sugar, baking soda, baking powder and salt together.
  5. In a separate bowl, beat the eggs, buttermilk, and oil together.
  6. Make a well in the center of the dry ingredients and pour in the buttermilk mixture.
  7. Add the caraway seeds and raisins.
  8. Stir until a soft dough has formed.
  9. Shape the dough into a large ball on a lightly floured board (flour your hands if necessary for easier handling).
  10. With a sharp knife, make a cross on the top.
  11. Place on the prepared pan.
  12. Brush the top with the milk.
  13. Bake in the center of the oven until golden brown, 30 to 40 minutes.
Most Helpful

Top of my quick bread list. I hate air breads from the store. I of course changed it a bit. I used 1/2 Whole Wheat flour and 1/2 unbleached flour. I also replace the corn oil with coconut oil to increase the health benefits. If I don't have buttermilk, which is most of the time, I use a mixture of 1/2 milk and 1/2 sour cream. I also ditch the raisans most of the time and never do the caraway seeds. I don't bother with brushing the top with milk I do this with coconut oil after it is baked to keep the top soft. My kids like it better that way. I also double it more than not. These are all minor changes to the basic recipe.

Maeven6 April 27, 2007

This bread was SO good. I brought it to a St's Pat's dinner party and it was a huge hit. I substituted poppy seeds for caraway b/c the grocery store didn't have any caraway seeds. Not purist but still delish. Quick and easy too.

wassumer March 19, 2009

As far as I'm concerned It should be 10 Stars EXCELLENT!

atalas47 March 07, 2013