Irish Soda Bread.mpg Recipe Video

How to make Irish Soda Bread by Betty Bannerman Busciglio. Irish Soda Bread.


Preparation Time15 MinCooking Time50 Min
Ready In1 Hr 5 MinDifficulty LevelEasy
Health IndexAverageServings6
VegetarianMain Ingredient


 All-purpose flour3 Cup (48 tbs)
 Granulated white sugar3 Tablespoon
 Baking soda1 Teaspoon
 Salt1 Teaspoon
 Unsalted butter3 Tablespoon, cold and cut in small pieces
 Raisins3⁄4 Cup (12 tbs)
 Caraway seeds1 Tablespoon
 Buttermilk1 1⁄2 Cup (24 tbs)
 Buttermilk powder6 Tablespoon
 Flour3 Tablespoon (For dusting)

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 469 Calories from Fat 74

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 8 g13%

Saturated Fat 4.5 g22.6%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 26.5 mg

Sodium 633.5 mg26.4%

Total Carbohydrates 84 g28.1%

Dietary Fiber 3.5 g13.9%

Sugars 28.3 g

Protein 15 g30.2%

Vitamin A 4.5% Vitamin C 3.2%

Calcium 21.7% Iron 21%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet


1. Preheat oven to 375 ° F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Set aside.

2. In a large bowl, whisk together the flour, sugar, baking soda, and salt.
3. Add in the butter into the flour mixture, with a pastry blender or with the fingers, until the mixture looks like coarse crumbs. Stir in the raisins and caraway seeds.
4. Make a well in the center of the flour mixture and add in most of the buttermilk. Using yours hands, or a spatula, mix until you have soft moist dough.
5. Transfer to a lightly floured surface and gently knead the dough into a 7-inch round. Place the round on prepared baking sheet, with a sharp knife, cut a ¼ inch deep "X" across the top of the bread.
6. Bake for about 40 minutes or until nicely browned and a toothpick inserted into the center of the bread comes out clean.
7. Remove the bread from oven. Cool slightly.

8. Serve the Irish Soda Bread with lots of butter!

You can use the prepared dough to bake scones or biscuits if you like.

Editors Review

What we know of Irish Soda bread with the raisins and caraway seeds would be unknown in Ireland, although possibly it has made the trip back across the Atlantic by now! Watch Betty Bannerman Busciglio show you how to make the American version of the classic plain Irish soda bread. This recipe does make a delectable bread to serve as a side to corned beef and cabbage on Saint Patrick’s Day.