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Irish Soda Bread

The sweet and peppery aroma of caraway seed makes this Irish soda bread recipe a winner. Dessert will be ready in a flash with only 10 ingredients in this quick bread! St. Patrick's Day is the perfect excuse to give this recipe a try. 
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 1 hour
Total Time: 1 hour 5 minutes
Servings: 12


  • 3 cups all purpose flour
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • ¼ teaspoon baking soda
  • ¾ teaspoon salt
  • ½ cup granulated sugar
  • 1 cup raisins
  • 1 tablespoon caraway seeds
  • 1 egg large
  • 1 ¾ cups buttermilk
  • 4 tablespoons butter melted


  • Place rack in center of over and preheat to 375 degrees Fahrenheit. Lightly grease a 9" by 5" pan. 
  • In a large bowl, whisk together dry ingredients (flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, sugar, raisins, and caraway seeds).
  • In a small bowl, whisk together eggs and buttermilk. 
  • Pour the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients and mix until just incorporated. 
  • Add the melted butter.
  • Spoon batter into prepared pan and bake for approximately 50 minutes. Remove from oven, and cool for 5 minutes. Remove loaf from pan and allow to cool entirely on a baking rack. 
  • Store at room temperature wrapped airtight. 

Heather's Helpful Hints

When measuring your flour by volume, it's important that you measure correctly. I like to first "fluff up" my flour with a whisk. Then I use a spoon to sprinkle it into a dry measure cup. Finally, I use a straight edge scraper to level off the excess. 
This recipe was adapted and Recipe Originally Appeared on King Arthur Flour


Serving: 1slice | Calories: 244kcal | Carbohydrates: 44g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 5g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 27mg | Sodium: 248mg | Potassium: 293mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 10g | Vitamin A: 195IU | Vitamin C: 0.7mg | Calcium: 98mg | Iron: 2mg
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