Irish Soda Bread is a St. Patrick’s Day favorite in my family!  My mom baked this every year on March 17th…and now I make it for my family too!  I’m so excited to share my Mom’s recipe with you!  It’s simple, delicious and has a more cake like consistency than traditional Irish Soda Bread.  It’s perfect with a little butter and a cup of coffee or served with corned beef and cabbage!

Every year I say I need to make this more than just once a year…maybe this year (now that the recipe will be easy to find on my own blog) I actually will!

Below you will find a printable recipe and my IGTV video tutorial.  Hope you enjoy this with me on March 17th!

Ingredients:

  • 2 cups flour
  • 2 tbsp sugar
  • 1.5 tsp baking power
  • .5 tsp baking soda
  • .5 tsp salt
  • 1/4 cup butter (plus extra to grease a pan)

Add the dry ingredients above to a mixing bowl and cut the 1/4 cup of butter into the flour with a pastry blender until it’s a cornmeal like consistency.

Add the flour mixture to a stand mixer fitted with a dough hook attachment.  Put the mixer on low and add:

  • .5-1 cup raisin (add to your preference)
  • 2 tsp caraway seeds

Next add the following and continue mixing until the dough comes together and pulls away from the sides of the bowl.

  • 1 egg beaten
  • 2/3 cup buttermilk

Grease an 8″ cake pan with butter and press the dough into the prepared pan using a wooden spoon.

Using the back side of a butter knife, cut a “cross” into the top of the bread to allow the steam to escape.

Brush the top of the bread with a bit of milk.

Set the cake in a preheated 375 degree oven and bake for 35-40 minutes until the top is golden brown and the cake is baked through.

Serving this with a side of butter (Kerrygold in particular) and a piping hot cup of coffee is my favorite!  The perfect St. Patrick’s Day breakfast.

Irish Soda Bread

Course Breakfast, Dessert
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes

Equipment

  • Stand Mixer fitted with dough hook attachment
  • Pastry Blender
  • 8" cake pan

Ingredients

  • 2 cups flour
  • 2 tbsp sugar
  • 1.5 tsp baking power
  • .5 tsp baking soda
  • .5 tsp salt
  • 1/4 cup butter (plus extra to grease pan)
  • .5-1 cup raisin (add to your preference)
  • 2 tsp caraway seeds
  • 1 egg beaten
  • 2/3 cup buttermilk
  • 2 tbsp milk

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
  • Combine flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda and salt into a bowl.
  • Using a pastry blender cut the butter into the flour mixture until it becomes a cornmeal like consistency.
  • Add the flour mixture to a bowl fitted with a dough hook attachment.
  • Add raisins and caraway seeds and start the mixer on low.
  • Add the beaten egg and buttermilk and continue mixing until the dough pulls away from the sides of the bowl and forms a ball.
  • Grease an 8" cake pan with butter and press the dough evenly into the pan.
  • Cut a "cross" into the dough using a butter knife and brush the top with milk.
  • Bake at 375 for 35-40 minutes until golden brown on top.

Happy St. Patrick’s Day!

xoxo

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