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Irish Soda Bread

St Patrick’s day is just a week away.  One of my favorite things to make at this time of year is Irish Soda Bread.  As in any Irish household this was a staple in our house all throughout the year not just at St. Patrick’s day.  I don’t make it that often but when i do it brings back some very good memories of my childhood.

After trying for many years to piece together by mom’s recipe, my husband and I would spend a Sunday every so often when we were bored baking several a day of both Irish Soda bread and Scones until we both felt we the right mix of the recipe.  He also grew up with Irish Soda bread and scones in his house.

So now not only does the smell and taste of Irish Soda bread bring back precious childhood memories but it also brings back fun memories of my husband and lazy Sunday afternoons together.  

I plan to make some bread this week to celebrate St. Patrick’s day  and all the good memories it brings back. Below is the recipe that I pieced together from what I could read of my mom’s and what my husband and i put together through trial and error.  I hope you enjoy!


1.75 cups of Cake Flour

1.25 cups of White Flour

1 Tsp Salt

1 Tsp Baking Soda

2 Tsp Baking Powder

3.5 Tsp Sugar

1 Stick of Butter

1.25 Cups of Buttermilk

1 Beaten Egg

Raisins  (I use a couple of cups)


Pre-Heat Oven to 375 Degrees

Mix Flours, Salt, Baking Soda, Baking Powder, raisins and beaten Egg

For Bread

Knead into a round loaf 

With a sharp knife make a shallow cross on the top of the loaf

To brown top lightly brush with  beaten egg

Bake 35-40 Min

For Scones

Knead and then cut out 1 inch thick circular shapes (for scones)

To brown top lightly brush with  beaten egg

Bake 20-25 Min for Scones



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