Julie's Creative Lifestyle

Happy St. Patrick's Day 2017 & a Recipe

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Hello friends!  I hope you are all enjoying the week.  I love St. Patrick's Day and last year I posted this recipe for Irish Soda Bread on the blog.

I thought I would share this lovely recipe with you again.  It's so delicious and easy to make!

Irish Soda Bread recipe @ Julie's Creative Lifestyle

I was so happy when I was given this recipe by our good friend who's mom was from Ireland!  I really encourage you to make this bread.  This Irish Soda Bread is so yummy and of course tastes great when it's warm right out of the oven.  Have fun baking this bread!  😀💚💚💚

Irish Soda Bread recipe @ Julie's Creative Lifestyle



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)


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.


**  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.

Wishing you all a HAPPY ST. PATRICK'S DAY

Thanks for stopping by and hope you have a wonderful end of the week and weekend!

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Thanks everyone and enjoy!



  1. Absolutely LOVE soda bread!! Great with a hearty Irish stew. Have a lovely day xxx

  2. I love Irish soda bread and there are so many variations. I love the caraway seeds in mine. I've never boiled the raisins either. Interesting!

  3. Hey Julie, great recipe. Hope all is well with you. Wishing you a great Wednesday.
    xx Beca

  4. Yum my favorite bread. I love to toast Irish soda bread in the morning. Yummy.
    Have a great rest of the week.

  5. Your bread looks delicious Julie! I'd like to try it.. Thank you for sharing your recipe and Happy St Patrick's Day to you.

    Hugs, Tamara

  6. Julie,
    Looks good! Happy St. Patrick's Day!! Thanks so much for stopping by!!

  7. I love Irish soda bread and have a recipe I use every year. Making it tomorrow for our corned beef and cabbage dinner...a little late!


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