Irish Soda Bread with Raisins

March 21, 2012·

Last Saturday was St. Patrick’s Day… and, well, since my name is Molly Eileen Buckley… well, actually, it’s Molly Buckley Stillman now, oh well, whatever, I’m Irish.

My mother-in-law was coming to visit, March Madness was on, and I wanted to bake and cook. I’ll show you what I cooked tomorrow, but for now, here’s the SO YUMMY Irish Soda Bread that I made.


3 cups all-purpose flour
1 tablespoon baking powder
1/3 cup white sugar
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 egg, lightly beaten
2 cups buttermilk
1/4 cup butter, melted
1-2 cups of raisins (depending on how many raisins you want in your bread)


Preheat oven to 325 degrees F (165 degrees C).

Grease a 9×5 inch loaf pan – OR, as in my case, two 8.5″ loaf pans. DO NOT OVER FILL AN 8.5″ loaf pan… I learned the hard way that this bread RISES and quickly… and gets all over the inside of the oven if you’re not careful. You’re better to be safe than sorry with your loaf pan proportions.

Combine flour, baking powder, sugar, salt and baking soda. Blend egg and buttermilk together, and add all at once to the flour mixture. Mix just until moistened. Stir in butter. Stir in raisins. Pour into prepared pan(s).

THIS is too much in a loaf pan. I quickly divided this into TWO loaf pans. LEARN FROM MY MISTAKE.

Bake for 65 to 70 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the bread comes out clean. Let it cool.

(Optional): Wrap in foil for several hours, or overnight, for best flavor.

Source: Adapted from All Recipes

All for now. xoxo.

Comment below if you make this delish bread!