Betty's Irish Soda Bread- St. Patrick's Day

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Mar. 08, 2014

Betty demonstrates how to make Irish Soda Bread. This is a traditional Irish bread that is great for a St. Patrick's Day meal.


All purpose flour 2 Cup (32 tbs)
Baking powder 1 1/2 Teaspoon
Baking soda 3/4 Teaspoon
Salt 1 Teaspoon
Sugar 3 Tablespoon
Caraway seeds 1 1/2 Teaspoon
Butter 3 Tablespoon , chilled and cut into small cubes
Buttermilk 1 Cup (16 tbs)
Dark raisins/Golden raisins 2/3 Cup (10.67 tbs)
Cooking oil spray 1/2 Teaspoon
For top
Melted butter 2 Tablespoon



1. Preheat oven to 350 degree F.

2. Grease a 9-inch cake pan with cooking oil spray and set aside.


3. In a large bowl, mix flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, sugar, and caraway seeds. Mix well.

4. Cut in butter, using a pastry blender or fork, until mixture is the texture of coarse cornmeal.

5. Add buttermilk and raisins. Mix lightly, until a soft dough forms.

6. On floured surface, transfer the dough and knead gently, only a few times. Shape dough into a round and place in greased cake pan.

7. Cut dough into quarters, using a knife, cutting about 2/3 of the way through the dough. Brush top surface of dough with melted butter.

8. Pop in oven and bake for 20-30 minutes, or until edges are brown and crusty and a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Let bread rest in pan on a cooling rack for 5 minutes.


9. Cut into wedges and serve with butter.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: Medium
Cook Time: 30 Minutes
Ready In: 30 Minutes
Servings: 8

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 266Calories from Fat 75

 % Daily Value*

Total Fat 9 g13.8%

Saturated Fat 4 g20%

Trans Fat 0 g


Sodium 448 mg18.67%

Total Carbohydrates 43 g14.3%

Dietary Fiber 1 g4%

Sugars 14 g

Protein 5 g10%

Vitamin A % Vitamin C %

Calcium % Iron %

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet