Irish Soda Bread Recipe

Irish Soda Bread Recipe

Delicious Irish soda bread.

  • icons/brand/timer copy 2 Created with Sketch. Total Time: 2 Hours, 30 Minutes
  • icons/brand/silverware copy Created with Sketch. Yield: 16



  1. Preheat oven to 325º F.
  2. Mix flour, sugar, baking powder, caraway seed, salt, and
    baking soda in large mixing bowl. Cut in shortening until
    mixture resembles coarse crumbs.
  3. Stir in raisins, egg, and buttermilk; mix until ingredients are just
    blended (dough will be somewhat dry).
  4. Turn out onto well floured surface and with floured hands
    knead dough 8 to 10 strokes. Shape dough into a ball; place in
    greased 2 quart round casserole dish. Brush dough with egg
  5. Bake 1 hour and 20 minutes, or until toothpick inserted
    in center comes out clean. (Cover top of bread with foil after 1
    hour of baking to prevent over browning). Cool bread in
    casserole dish 10 minutes. Remove bread from casserole and
    cool completely on wire rack.


Golden currents can be substituted for the raisins.