Prep 10 mins
Cook 1 hr
Serve warm with butter and a hot cup of Irish tea!
- 1⁄2 teaspoon baking soda
- 1⁄2 teaspoon salt
- 1 tablespoon baking powder
- 3 1⁄2 cups flour
- 3⁄4 cup sugar
- 1⁄4 cup butter, melted (not margarine)
- 2 eggs, beaten
- 1 cup buttermilk, plus
- 5 tablespoons buttermilk
- 1 cup raisins
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 1 tablespoon caraway seed (optional)
- Preheat oven to 350.
- Mix first 5 ingredients together.
- Separately, mix butter, egg and buttermilk.
- Add liquid mix to dry mix and mix until coated.
- Put raisins in bowl and cover with water.
- Add vanilla.
- Heat in microwave for 60 seconds, then let sit for 3 minutes.
- Drain raisins and add to dough.
- Put dough in 9½ (or 9) inch spring form pan.
- Brush with remaining buttermilk.
- Using a sharp knife, score the top in a crisscross or wagon spoke.
- If using caraway seeds, cover the top with seeds at this point.
- Bake in 350 oven for 50-60 minutes, until golden brown and knife inserted in the middle comes out clean.
- Allow to cool in pan for 10 minutes, then remove from pan and let cool on rack.
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!!
i tried this bread and the whole family loved it ty Robin!!!!
Very nice Irish soda bread. Tried it with cottage pie...perfect. Also made a second loaf for a batch of bread pudding. Worked wonderfully.