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Irish Soda Bread slices with butter
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Simply Incredible Irish Soda Bread

This is a very quick, sweet bread that goes perfectly with Corned Beef Brisket Dinner. Don't pass this up, you won't be sorry.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time40 mins
Total Time50 mins
Course: Quick Bread
Cuisine: Ireland
Servings: 10 large slices
Calories: 240kcal
Author: Good Dinner Mom


  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • ½ cup granulated sugar
  • 1 Tablespoon Baking Powder
  • ½ teaspoon Baking Soda
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 1 ½ cup raisins
  • 1 ½ cup fresh buttermilk, I have only used real buttermilk here, so cannot speak to whether buttermilk substitute will be sufficient.


  • Pre-heat oven to 350F degrees. Place parchment on a baking sheet, or lightly grease and set aside.
  • In a large mixing bowl or in the bowl of a stand mixer, place all dry ingredients in the order listed. Add the raisins and give everything a quick whisk.
  • Add all 1 ½ cup buttermilk and on low speed, mix until it forms a soft dough, about 30 seconds. You can do this by hand if you like. There will/may be some dry ingredients and possibly a few raisins that just won't mix in. That is fine.
  • Turn dough out onto a lightly floured surface and knead just until it's a smooth ball, only another 20-30 seconds.
  • Place the ball of dough onto the baking sheet and press to spread and flatten the dough. Slash the top with a sharp knife. Pat the top with some of the excess flour. This will give the bread a nice rustic finish.
  • Bake for 40-45 minutes, until bread is just golden.
  • Remove from oven and let cool for 15 minutes before slicing.
  • Serve with softened butter.


Calories: 240kcal | Carbohydrates: 56g | Protein: 4g | Sodium: 179mg | Potassium: 340mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 10g | Vitamin C: 1.2mg | Calcium: 64mg | Iron: 2.4mg