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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

Ingredients
  • 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
Directions
  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.