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Irish Soda Bread

I made this early this year because I knew I would be away for St. Patrick’s Day. I should have just made a few so I could enjoy it later this week too.  I find it funny  that my son who does not like raisins in his food LOVES this bread.  It is the only food that he will eat with raisins in it.  I found this recipe in my recipe box.  I have no idea where it originally came from.  While I liked this one, I have others I liked better.  Recipe is simple:


  • 3 c. all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 c. granulated sugar
  • 1 T. baking powder
  • 1 tsp. baking soda
  • 1 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 1 1/4 c raisins
  • 1 3/4 c. buttermilk
  • 2 large eggs; beaten
  • 5 T. butter


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. Grease your pan with 1 T. of the butter.
  3. Combine the flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda and salt in large bowl
  4. Stir until ingredients are combined evenly, then add the raisins.
  5. In a microwave-safe bowl, melt 2 T. of butter and set aside
  6. In a medium bowl, combine the buttermilk and beaten eggs.
  7. Add the melted butter and whisk gently until all ingredients are incorporated.
  8. Pour this liquid mixture into the bowl of dry ingredients and stir just until combined.
  9. Pour batter into your prepared pan and top with remaining butter.
  10. Bake 45 minutes to 1 hour until toothpick comes out clean when inserted in center.