Irish Soda Bread


Every year when Saint Patrick’s Day comes around my husband (he’s mostly Irish) says we better celebrate. I’ve attempted. But we’re both not big drinkers, so cheers to one beer🍻. And green is not my color, so you won’t see me wearing a green shirt.  I did make corned beef and cabbage a couple of times and no one really enjoyed it but me! Last year I mentioned that my mom used to buy Irish Soda Bread every year from the bakery when Saint Patrick’s Day came around. That was how we celebrated, of course with food. My husband Matt casually mentioned how his mom and Grandma make it every year. And it’s a recipe of his Great Grandma’s in Ireland! 🙀So we got to baking. And we sat and ate a loaf of bread hot out of the oven. Be prepared!  Make this your carb day for sure!  It is delicious and the butter melts perfectly on the warm bread.  Yum…

Irish Soda Bread


  • 4 cups of flour
  • 1 cup of buttermilk
  • 1 cup of sour cream
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 cup of sugar
  • 1 stick of unsalted butter(1/2 cup), softened
  • 2 teaspoons of baking powder
  • 3/4 teaspoon of baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon of salt
  • 3/4 cup of raisins
  • 1 more egg to brush on the top before you bake


  1. Preheat oven to bake 375(use convection if you have it)
  2. In a large bowl mix the flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda and salt.
  3. Add the buttermilk, sour cream, 1 egg, and butter.
  4. Mix well until combined.
  5. Add the raisins(use more if you like it sweeter)and mix them in.
  6. Place all the ingredients in a greased bread pan.
  7. Make an X on the top with a knife.
  8. Beat the remaining egg with a drop of water.
  9. Brush it on the top.
  10. The original recipe says to bake for one hour. This will vary depending on the size of the pan you cook it in and your oven. It should be brown on the top when it is done. Check it after 40 minutes to see how it looks.

This is best hot out of the oven with salted butter. You can heat it in the oven or toaster the next day for breakfast with a cup of coffee☕️.

Enjoy! And Happy Saint Patrick’s Day!

You won’t need a lot for this simple recipe but the following will help:

Large Bowl to mix

This beautiful baking dish would be perfect for Irish Soda Bread

And a silicone brush for the egg wash in the end.

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