Irish Soda Bread

Sliced Irish Soda Bread on a Cutting Board

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Easy Irish soda bread recipe made with flour, buttermilk, baking soda, sugar, salt, and caraway seeds. Recipe makes 2 loaves.



4 cups all-purpose flour plus more for kneading surface

1 teaspoon baking soda

1 teaspoon salt

4 tablespoons granulated sugar

2 cups raisins (soaked at least one hour and up to overnight)

2 tablespoons caraway seeds (or less to taste)

2 cups buttermilk


  1. Soak raisins for at least one hour or overnight.
  2. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  3. Whisk together dry ingredients in a mixing bowl. Sprinkle some flour on a clean kneading surface.
    Make a well in the dry ingredients and add buttermilk and raisins to flour mixture. Use your hands to mix it together until the dough is ragged and sticky.
  4. Remove dough to the floured surface, knead lightly, then split the dough in half. Shaped into 2 loaves and put onto greased foil-lined baking sheet.
  5. Bake at 350 degrees for 30 minutes. Bread is ready when the top is lightly golden and a toothpick comes out clean.

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