My aunt's Irish soda bread which we all loved. Family from the County Cork.


Recipe Summary

10 mins
1 hr 15 mins
1 hr 25 mins
1 loaf


Original recipe yields 10 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Instructions Checklist
  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). Grease and flour a heavy pan.

  • Mix flour, sugar, raisins, caraway seeds, baking powder, baking soda, and salt in a large bowl. Add eggs, buttermilk, and milk to the flour mixture; stir until evenly incorporated. Transfer dough to the prepared pan.

  • Bake in preheated oven until when the bread is tapped on top it sounds hollow, about 75 minutes.

Nutrition Facts

346 calories; protein 8.5g 17% DV; carbohydrates 74.4g 24% DV; fat 2.2g 3% DV; cholesterol 35.2mg 12% DV; sodium 374.1mg 15% DV. Full Nutrition

Reviews (4)

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5 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 2
  • 4 star values: 2
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 4 stars
This was quite a bit sweeter than I prefer but it calls for twice the sugar in my usual recipe. The texture is nice and it doesn't crumble so I'm happy with it. Thanks for sharing! Read More
Rating: 4 stars
This soda bread is very easy to make & very tasty. I used a standard large size (9" long) bread loaf pan. It baked in 75 minutes as the recipe says and the top and sides turned out very brown & crunchy just like we like it. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
Fantastic! My whole family agreed that this was much better than store bought. Even my very picky son who ate 3 pieces! I made it without raisins cut the baking time down to 45 minutes and covered it with a towel for a bit after taking it out of the oven. I does have a consistency similar to cornbread but the flavor of soda bread. I had to make my own self-rising flour by adding a little salt and baking powder. Thanks so much for this recipe! Will definitely be making this again! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
Yummy and so easy to make! I have an old gas oven so I lowered the temperature about 30 degrees and it only took about 55 minutes to cook. Read More