Once a year I bake this for my family. It disappears rather quickly!
I often bake two batches and bring them around to friends and family. It’s the one time of year when it’s handy to know an Irish person who will bring you soda bread.
My Mom used this same recipe, which she inherited from some other old people.
In her version of it, she added a few tablespoons of caraway seeds (eeewwwww!). If that sounds good to you – go for it!
Here’s the simple, simple recipe:
6 c. flour
1 tsp. salt
4 tsp. baking soda
1 c. sugar
4 tsp. baking powder
2 c. raisins
Mix these ingredients separately:
3 ½ c. buttermilk
1 stick melted butter
Add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients. When it is well mixed, add in the raisins.
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Mix dry ingredients, add wet ingredients. Pour in two or three greased bread pans and bake for 1 hour.
This stuff is delicious both warm and cold. If you can’t get to it right away, it freezes well. As a breakfast suggestion, toast some and put on lots of butter for breakfast. Delicious!
I’m Irish all year long, but if you want a taste of my world, try this easy, delicious recipe this year — any every year.
If you liked this recipe, check out my Corned Beef and Cabbage Recipe Roundup.
For a cute story about why the Irish speak differently, see How and why the Irish got the Brogue