Irish Soda Bread Recipe

Great taste and so easy way to make Irish Soda Bread. It is perfect for St.Patricks dinner! Very light and lots of raisins and caraway. This is truly one of the best cakes I’ve ever had!

This Easy Irish soda bread recipe was passed on to me by a dear friend of my mother’s who was born and raised in Ireland. It’s the best Irish soda bread I have ever had. It is much higher, lighter and softer than most other recipes I have seen. It has an excellent flavor and texture, as well. Skip to Next Recipe…

Authentic Irish Soda Bread Recipe

3 1⁄2 cups flour
1⁄2 cup sugar
1⁄2 teaspoon baking soda
2 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon salt
1 pint sour cream
2 eggs
2 tablespoons caraway seeds (optional but I always use them)
3⁄4 cup raisins

How To Make Irish Soda Bread


Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.

In a large bowl, combine dry ingredients together.
In another small bowl, beat eggs and stir in sour cream.
Combine the egg and sour cream mixture with the dry ingredients and use a wooden spoon to stir until the batter becomes very thick.
Add the raisins and caraway seeds and stir well with wooden spoon or knead in slightly with your hands.
Place batter in a greased 9 inch springform pan.
Pat the batter like a bread dough evenly in the pan (dust the top with enough flour so that your hands won’t be sticked).
Use a sharp knife to cut a shallow crisscross on the top.
Bake for 50 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the center of the loaf comes out clean.

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