Traditional Irish Soda Bread

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

Serve warm with butter and a hot cup of Irish tea!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat oven to 350.
  2. Mix first 5 ingredients together.
  3. Separately, mix butter, egg and buttermilk.
  4. Add liquid mix to dry mix and mix until coated.
  5. Put raisins in bowl and cover with water.
  6. Add vanilla.
  7. Heat in microwave for 60 seconds, then let sit for 3 minutes.
  8. Drain raisins and add to dough.
  9. Put dough in 9½ (or 9) inch spring form pan.
  10. Brush with remaining buttermilk.
  11. Using a sharp knife, score the top in a crisscross or wagon spoke.
  12. If using caraway seeds, cover the top with seeds at this point.
  13. Bake in 350 oven for 50-60 minutes, until golden brown and knife inserted in the middle comes out clean.
  14. Allow to cool in pan for 10 minutes, then remove from pan and let cool on rack.
Most Helpful

Delicious and super easy. I have never tried an Irish Soda Bread, so I don't have anything to compare it to, but my entire family LOVED it! I followed the recipe except I did not put on the caraway seeds (I'm not a fan of them). The bread tasted great warm with butter! I can't wait to have some more in the morning! Thanks for the recipe!!

Jill M. March 16, 2008

i tried this bread and the whole family loved it ty Robin!!!!

MissR March 10, 2009

Very nice Irish soda bread. Tried it with cottage pie...perfect. Also made a second loaf for a batch of bread pudding. Worked wonderfully.

Derek Norman September 01, 2003