Irish Soda Bread with Raisins

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Irish Soda Bread with Raisins
Prep Time:
20 mins
Cook Time:
70 mins
Total Time:
90 mins
Recipe by Administrator
Published on May 27, 2023


  • 3 cups of all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon of baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon of salt
  • 1/4 cup of sugar
  • 1 teaspoon of caraway seeds
  • 1/2 cup of raisins
  • 1/2 cup of walnuts, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons of butter, melted and cooled
  • 1 cup of sour milk or buttermilk


  1. Preheat oven to 375°F (190°C). Grease a baking sheet.
  2. In a large bowl, sift together the flour, baking soda, salt, and sugar.
  3. Stir in the caraway seeds, raisins, and walnuts.
  4. Make a well in the center of the dry ingredients.
  5. Pour in the melted butter and the sour milk or buttermilk.
  6. Stir the mixture with a wooden spoon until it is well blended.
  7. Turn the dough onto a lightly floured surface and knead it lightly for a few minutes.
  8. Shape the dough into a round loaf and place it on the greased baking sheet.
  9. Bake for 40 minutes, or until the loaf is golden brown. Cool on a wire rack.

Interesting Facts

  • Irish Soda Bread is an Irish tradition that dates back to the 1800s.
  • The bread is traditionally made with raisins, caraway seeds, and walnuts.
  • It can be served as a side dish or as a dessert, depending on how much sugar is added.
  • The bread can be served hot or cold.