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Easy Soda Bread Recipe

Irish Soda Bread

  • Author: Shelly
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 30 minutes
  • Total Time: 40 minutes
  • Yield: 16 slices 1x
  • Category: Bread
  • Method: Baking
  • Cuisine: Dessert


This easy Irish Soda Bread recipe is soft and tender with a crunchy crust! It’s filled with raisins, and so good with little butter!


  • 4 cups all purpose flour
  • 1/3 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 cup cold butter, cubed
  • 2 eggs, whisked
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 1 cup raisins


  1. Preheat oven o 375°F. Line a large baking sheet with parchment paper, and set aside.
  2. In a large bowl whisk together the flour, sugar, salt, baking powder, and baking soda. Cut in butter, using a pastry cutter until mixture resembles coarse sand. Mix in the whisked eggs and buttermilk until just moistened. Stir in the raisins. Either in the bowl or on a lightly floured surface knead the bread 5-10 times until dough comes together.
  3. Divide the dough in half and round the halves into round loaves. Place 6 inched apart onto the prepared baking sheet and bake for 30-35 minutes until golden brown.
  4. Transfer to a wire rack to cool.
  5. Serve warm or at room temperature.


Soda bread dries out quickly, so once you cut it, make sure to wrap it in foil to lock in the moisture.


  • Serving Size: 1 slice
  • Calories: 173
  • Sugar: 10.4 g
  • Sodium: 195.8 mg
  • Fat: 1.1 g
  • Carbohydrates: 36.3 g
  • Protein: 4.8 g
  • Cholesterol: 23.3 mg

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