Irish Soda Bread

Irish Soda Bread

Prep: 15 mins Cooking: 1 hr Serves: 12


  • 2 born free eggs
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup raisins
  • 1/2 cup low-fat buttermilk
  • 1 tablespoon baking soda


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. Prepare pans. You can use a 5X9 loaf pan or an 8″ round cake pan. Spray each with cooking spray, or, coat all sides with a thin layer of shortening and dust with flour. Set aside.
  3. Beat eggs and buttermilk until blended. Set aside.
  4. In a large bowl, mix flour, sugar, baking powder and salt together. Stir in raisins.
  5. Slowly add the eggs and milk mixture to the dry ingredients. Stir until a sticky, thick dough forms. You may also choose to mix the dough in the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the dough hook attachment, or with a hand mixer.
  6. When dough is well blended, place in baking pan (either round pan or loaf pan, whichever you prefer).
  7. Sprinkle a light dusting of flour on top. You may also add a few raisins on top if you prefer.
  8. Bake in preheated oven for 1 hour if using loaf pan or 50 minutes if using an 8″ round pan.
  9. When finished, cool completely before serving.