Traditional Irish Soda Bread

One fabulous quick bread for breakfast, lunch, or anytime.



  • 3 cups flour
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 3/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 1/4 cup melted butter
  • 1 egg
  • 1 1/2 cups California raisins


Preheat oven to 350°F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper; set aside.

Stir flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda and salt together in a large bowl. Stir in buttermilk, butter and egg; mix well. Stir in raisins. Knead several times on a lightly floured board and shape into a ball. Arrange on prepared baking sheet and flatten slightly. Slash an X in the top and bake for 50 to 55 minutes, until golden and skewer inserted near center comes away clean.

Nutrition Facts Per Serving

Calories 210 (17% from fat); Total Fat 4g (sat 2.5g, mono 1g, poly 0g, trans 0g ); Cholesterol 25mg; Protein 4g; Carbohydrate 40g; (Dietary Fiber 2g; Sugars 6g; ); Iron 2mg; Sodium 300mg; Calcium 50mg; Potassium 190mg

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