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Irish Soda Bread Recipe

Tuesday, March 15, 2016



Hello friends, I hope you are all enjoying the week.  I love celebrating St. Patrick's Day and I love Irish Soda Bread!  I have this easy and delicious recipe to share with you just in time for St. Patrick's Day.  I have been making this awesome recipe for the past three years and it's a real hit in my house!

I was given this recipe from our good friend Mike, who's mom was from Ireland.  Mike made it and then he passed the recipe on to me to use and to also share with you all.

This is the bread dough in the pan ready to be baked in the oven.


Here is the golden Irish Soda Bread cooling off.


IRISH SODA BREAD

IRISH SODA BREAD RECIPE

INGREDIENTS:

3 cups regular flour
1 egg
1 1/3 cups buttermilk
1/2 stick margarine
1 cup raisins
1/4 box caraway seeds
3 teaspoons baking powder 
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup sugar
(Dash of nutmeg or cinnamon - if desired)

DIRECTIONS:

All ingredients at room temperature

Use shallow greased 9" baking tin.  Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.  Bring raisins to boiling point only.  Drain and cool.  Sift together all dry ingredients.  Rub in margarine.  Beat egg and buttermilk together.  Add to mixture using a wooden spoon.  Fold in raisins.  Mixture will be on the dry side- light dough.  Roll into baking tin.  Smooth top with spoon.  Bake 15-20 minutes at 400 degrees.  Reduce temperature to 350 degrees for 35-40 minutes.  Cool on rack thoroughly.  Glaze with melted sugar (2 tablespoons) in 1/2 oz. boiling water.  Top of cake only, sprinkle top with cinnamon sugar.  Slice and serve with butter.

Enjoy!

**  NOTE:  I did not use the caraway seeds or the sugar glaze on top of bread that the recipe calls for, and it still tasted amazing.


I hope you will be inspired to bake this awesome Irish Soda Bread and have a wonderful St. Patrick's Day!


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Thanks everyone and enjoy!

Julie





31 comments:

  1. Yum. I have only made it once. Maybe I should try again!? Thank you for sharing the recipe, Julie. You know what I love. Irish stew made with Guiness. I had it Ireland, and it is one of the best soups I have ever tasted. Have a wonderful week. xoox Su

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  2. I was just thinking I need to make some of this. I'm off my game this year!! There are so many different ways to make this, I've never made it in a loaf pan!! Looks delish!

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  3. Looks amazing Julie! That was nice of your friend to pass along the recipe for you to share. Happy St. Patrick's Day!
    Wendy

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  4. Oh, I am SO going to make this, Julie! It's pinned! I would have thought it had yeast, but I'm pleasantly surprised that it doesn't!

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  5. This looks delicious Julie. I saw some in the store yesterday, but thought homemade would taste so much better. Now I just have to make it!

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  6. Thank you for the recipe, Julie! It looks so good - Irish comfort food! xo Karen

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  7. This looks wonderful, Julie. We were in Ireland a couple of years ago and loved the soda bread that was served everywhere. I've been meaning to try my hand at it ever since. Perhaps now is the time.
    Amalia
    xo

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  8. Many moons ago I dated an Irish guy who's mother gave me a recipe for soda bread that I think was almost identical to this one. When i get home I'm going to check. It's been soooooo long since I've made it, but I do agree, it's good!

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  9. Many moons ago I dated an Irish guy who's mother gave me a recipe for soda bread that I think was almost identical to this one. When i get home I'm going to check. It's been soooooo long since I've made it, but I do agree, it's good!

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  10. Looks delish Julie. Thanks for sharing the recipe. And thank you for stopping by and sweet comment.

    Hugs,
    ❤️Ana

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  11. I love the Irish Soda Bread. Thanks so much for the recipe. I've got my corned beef and cabbage all ready to go tomorrow.
    Enjoy the day.
    Hugs,
    Mary

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  12. It looks delicious. I've never made Irish soda bread before. I may have to try it so we can see for ourselves. Thanks for sharing the recipe.
    xx Beca

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  13. Yum! I love the smell of baking bread. I need to put a loaf of this together today to celebrate St. Patty's!

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  14. Hi Julie, great recipe. Thank you for sharing. It looks so good. Happy St. Patrick's Day.
    xo

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  15. Lovely recipe Julie. I could have eaten some with our corned beef and cabbage. Happy St. Patrick's day. xo

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  16. Julie, This is something that I have never tired, but it sure looks tasty! Pinning your recipe to try. Thanks so much for sharing with us at Brag About It! Hope you are having a wonderful week!
    ~Laurie

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  17. When I taught, someone's mom brought one in every year for the holiday. I have to say, I miss that!!

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  18. I love Soda Bread and yours looks delicious, love the addition of the raisins.

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  19. Julie, that looks yummy. I have never made soda bread. I am making corn bread tonight. Steve is in his kitchen making chili, but he doesn't bake so I will be in there soon making chili. Maybe for the reheating, I'll give soda bread a try.

    Thanks for sharing at SYC.

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  20. I like that you baked this in a loaf pan! Looks delish! Thanks for bringing it to our Throwback Thursday Link Party!! :)

    Mollie

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  21. I love your soda bread recipe, Julie - especially that it is made in a loaf pan and that it has raisins! Thank you so much for sharing it with us at the Hearth and Soul Hop. I'm featuring your post at this week's hop. Hope to 'see' you there!

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  22. Julie your soda bread looks delicious, I need to make it, thanks for sharing with hearth and soul blog hop, pinning and tweeting.

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  23. it's so hard to find an Irish soda bread without yeast, thanks for this recipe!

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  24. That looks very good! I love a rustic bread! Thanks for joining Home Sweet Home!

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  25. It's such a pleasure to read and share your healthy and delectable Irish Soda Bread recipe. Thank you for partying with us at the Healthy, Happy, Green and Natural Party Blog Hop. I'm pinning and sharing this!

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  26. Pinning your recipe Julie. We usually have a green dinner with family, but was not able to this year. Looks very yummy! Thanks for sharing with SYC.
    hugs,
    Jann

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  27. What a great recipe! I guess I never knew that Irish Soda Bread had raisins...looks yummy! Thanks for sharing on My 2 Favorite Things on Thursday!! Hope to see you this week!! Pinned!

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  28. Whoo this looks so yummy Julie, I could just eat a slice :)

    Thanks for sharing at Creative Mondays..

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  29. Thanks for sharing your Irish Soda Bread recipe with us at the Over the Moon Link Party.

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  30. I have always love St. Patrick's Day, even though I'm not from an Irish descendant. I love would to visit Ireland and meet the lovely people and eat their delicious food one day but until I'll make this soda bread. Thank you for sharing your recipe. Have a good day, Julie!

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