St. Patrick's Day Irish Soda Bread

Happy St. Patrick's Day readers.

Today I wanted to give you a recipe for Irish Soda Bread that I got form my future husband's grandmother. It's not traditional Irish soda bread. It has added sugar and it's more cake-like than bread-like; however, it is really much better than most other recipes. Everyone likes it  and it's perfect for breakfast or tea time.

We made this for breakfast on Sunday morning and had the leftovers today. It was a perfect mid morning snack for a snowed in, work closed kind of day.

  • 2 cups flour
  • ¾ tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp salt
  • ¼ cup sugar
  • ¾ cup raisins
  • 1 egg
  • 2 tsp caraway
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • ¼ cup melted unsalted butter


  1. Combine flour, soda, salt, sugar, caraway and raisins, making sure all ingredients are thoroughly mixed.
  2. Make a well in the center for egg, buttermilk and butter. Stir until blended.
  3. Grease 8 inch round cake pan and spoon in filling, leveling out the top. Brush the top with milk
  4. Bake 35-40 minutes at 375 degrees or until golden.