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Monday, March 16, 2015

Irish Soda Bread

Irish Soda Bread - Wikipedia

Irish Soda Bread

This bread is an Irish staple you can make in a skillet, easy and simple.


3 ½ cups of all-purpose flour
¼ cup of sugar
1 t baking powder
1 t baking soda
1 t salt
1 large egg
8 ounces of sour cream
1 stick (8 T) of very cold butter, cut into cubes
1 cup of buttermilk
2 cups of raisins


Preheat oven to 375°F

In a large mixing bowl, combine flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda and salt.

Add the egg and sour cream to the flour mixture.  Using a pastry blender cut in the cold butter.  The mixture should resemble coarse crumbs. 

Stir in the buttermilk and raisins.  Mix until a sticky dough forms.  Transfer the dough into a well-buttered cast iron skillet and gently form the dough into a mound.  Score a large X on the top of the mound. 

Bake in a 375-degree oven for an hour, until golden brown and a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.

Happy St. Patrick’s Day


  1. Great recipe, Sunni! Thank you! I have a thing with making bread now and I can't wait to try this one. Pinning!

  2. Vashti,

    Thanks for pinning. There are lots of recipes for soda bread but I like this one because it has raisins.



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