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Our family looks forward to enjoying our Irish Soda Bread with our St. Patrick’s Day meal each year.

I have no idea why I only make once a year.

This is a family tradition that I make every St. Patrick’s Day along with our corned beef and cabbage!

How to Make Easy Irish Soda Bread Recipe

  • 4 c of flour
  • 1/4 c sugar
  • 1T baking powder
  • 1t salt
  • 1t baking soda
  • 1/3 c margarine or butter
  • 2 c seedless raisins (optional)
  • 1 T caraway seed
  • 1 1/2 c buttermilk or sour milk (I add a touch of vinegar to milk)
  • 1 egg, beaten
  1. Blend together flour, sugar, baking powder, salt, and baking soda.
  2. Cut in the butter until mixture resembles course meal.
  3. Add raisins, caraway seed, buttermilk, and egg; stir until blended.
  4. Knead on flour board until smooth about 1 minute.Irish Soda Bread 2
  5. Shape dough into 2 balls and place in 2 greased 8 in. round pans.
  6. Flatten to fill pans.
  7. Cut a deep cross on top of each loaf.
  8. Bake at 375 degrees for about 40 minutes or until golden brown.
I hope you enjoy making this easy Irish Soda Bread with your children.