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Irish Soda Bread

I always make this Traditional Irish Soda Bread on St. Patrick's Day to celebrate my Irish roots

Irish Soda Bread is an amazing bread and easy to make! Perfect for any meal.  I always make this on St. Patrick’s Day to celebrate my Irish roots with our St. Patrick’s Day dinner.  Everyone loves the sweetness to this bread recipe and it can be made with or without the raisins. It is a great recipe to make when you are celebrating St. Patrick’s Day.

Be sure to give this delicious Irish Soda Bread recipe a try. It is truly a delicious way to enjoy a traditional treat on St. Patty’s Day. My husband thinks of it as a dessert which is nice because it is that flavorful and yummy to eat. Perfect if you have leftovers for a little breakfast treat too!

Irish Soda Bread

I always make this Traditional Irish Soda Bread on St. Patrick's Day to celebrate my Irish roots
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  • 3-1/4 cups flour
  • 1/3 cup plus 1 Tbsp. sugar divided
  • 1 tsp. Baking Powder
  • 1 tsp. baking soda
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 1/2 cup 1 stick cold butter
  • 1-1/3 cups buttermilk
  • 1/2 cup currants or raisins optional


  • Preheat oven to 350°F.
  • Mix flour, 1/3 cup of the sugar, baking powder, baking soda and salt in large bowl.
  • Cut in butter with pastry blender or 2 knives until mixture resembles coarse crumbs.
  • Add buttermilk and currants; mix just until moistened.
  • Place dough on floured surface; knead 10 times.
  • Shape into round loaf, 2-1/2 inches thick.
  • Place on greased baking sheet.
  • Cut deep 1/2-inch "X" in top of dough.
  • Sprinkle with remaining 1 Tbsp. sugar.
  • BAKE 1 hour or until golden brown.
  • Cool completely on wire rack.
  • Cut into 16 wedges to serve.
Servings: 8
Author: Shelley@StockpilingMoms


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  1. I have a similar recipe, but I may try yours. It has lots more butter! I add 2 tsp. caraway seeds to mine – it’s my great-grandmother’s recipe. Might want to try it out when you’re looking for a change.

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