Irish Soda Bread with Raisins


Love Irish soda bread with raisins with a good cup of tea or coffee. You can add an egg wash to the top of the bread and then sprinkle with sugar before baking, if desired.

Prep Time:
10 mins
Cook Time:
45 mins
Total Time:
55 mins
2 loaves


  • 8 cups all-purpose flour

  • ¾ cup white sugar, or more to taste

  • 2 tablespoons baking powder

  • 2 ½ teaspoons baking soda

  • 1 teaspoon salt

  • 2 ¼ cups buttermilk

  • 1 cup butter, softened

  • 2 eggs

  • 1 ½ cups raisins


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.

  2. Mix flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, and salt together in a bowl. Add buttermilk, butter, and eggs. Knead together with your hands or use an electric mixer; add raisins. Split dough in half and form into 2 loaves. Place on the prepared baking sheet.

  3. Bake in the preheated oven until a toothpick inserted into the center of each loaf comes out clean, about 45 minutes.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

387 Calories
12g Fat
64g Carbs
8g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 18
Calories 387
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 12g 15%
Saturated Fat 7g 35%
Cholesterol 49mg 16%
Sodium 582mg 25%
Total Carbohydrate 64g 23%
Dietary Fiber 2g 7%
Total Sugars 18g
Protein 8g
Vitamin C 1mg 3%
Calcium 147mg 11%
Iron 3mg 17%
Potassium 220mg 5%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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