Irish Soda Bread With Raisins

I’m a bit late in posting this Irish Soda Bread With Raisins since St. Patrick’s Day was last Friday. I tried to unearth an old recipe from the old blog but I lost the photos from it. Anyway, Irish Soda Bread is “traiditonally” served as a side bread to a Corned Beef and Cabbage dinner during St. Patrick’s Day and I made it for our dinner last Friday. This bread is the easiest bread you can make. I suggest you bookmark it to save for next year or make it soon just to try it and see how good it is.

It’s easy in the sense that you don’t need yeast for this bread. If you have the essentials for baking in the pantry then you’re good. Just add buttermilk and raisins. You still have to knead but not for long and there’s no need to rise and punch the dough either. You can skip sugar, egg, and raisins for a more traditional dry texture soda bread but my Irish Soda Bread With Raisins recipe is a little moist and almost cake-like which is how we prefer it. Alright, let’s get to it.

Irish Soda Bread With Raisins


  • 2 3/4 cups flour (+extra flour for kneading)
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 3 tbsp sugar
  • 2 sm packets of raisins
  • 1 egg
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 1/2 stick melted butter
  • butter to spread on top


  • Grease and sprinkle a little bit of flour into a bread pan. Preheat the oven to 375°
  • In a bowl, combine flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. Add the sugar and raisins. Make a well in the middle then add the beaten egg. Stir everything together then add the buttermilk.
  • Also add the melted butter.
  • Combine everything together to form a ball.
  • Sprinkle extra flour into a working countertop(island).
  • Knead the dough until it comes together and a bit firm.
  • Place in the prepared bread pan. Bake in the preheateed oven for 40-45 minutes or until slighlty brown on top.

Cool down in the pan for 5-10 minutes.

Top slices with butter.

Dexie Jane

Mother of 2. She drinks coffee everyday and wine on the weekends. She devours massive amount of chocolate, pork, and sushi. She loves to dance in her living room and binge-watches KDRAMA, historical dramas, and excessive unhealthy dose of Crime/Murder mysteries/dramas/documentaries. She's also a proud Bibliophile and loves being a bargain fashionista & SHOEHOLIC!

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