Irish Bread Recipe

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Stacy Barrett Modified: March 23, 2022
Irish Bread Recipe

How To Make Irish Bread

Make some delicious Irish Bread for this year’s St. Patrick’s day celebration with this recipe. Enjoy a loaf of soft bread with raisins and dried currants.

Preparation: 15 minutes
Cooking: 1 hour
Total: 1 hour 15 minutes



  • 1cupraisins
  • 1cupcurrants,dried
  • 4cupsall-purpose flour,and more if needed
  • 1cupwhite sugar
  • 2tspsalt
  • 1tspbaking soda
  • cupsbuttermilk


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Grease a 9-inch cast-iron skillet.

  2. Pour hot water over raisins and currants in a bowl and let soak. Whisk flour, sugar, salt, and baking soda in a separate bowl until well combined, then whisk in buttermilk.

  3. Drain raisins and currants and pat dry with paper towels. Fold into dough.

  4. Turn dough out onto a floured work surface and knead gently until it holds its shape. If dough is too sticky, knead in more flour.

  5. Form into a round and place into prepared cast iron skillet. Use a sharp knife to cut a cross into the top of the loaf.

  6. Bake in the preheated oven for about 1 hour, or until golden brown and a slender knife inserted into the loaf comes out clean.

  7. Serve and enjoy!

Recipe Notes

You may use 2 cups of raisins instead of currants. If you sour your own milk, use a little less. Just pour it in gradually.


  • Calories: 225.41kcal
  • Fat: 0.61g
  • Saturated Fat: 0.20g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 0.10g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.16g
  • Carbohydrates: 51.47g
  • Fiber: 1.79g
  • Sugar: 25.26g
  • Protein: 4.76g
  • Cholesterol: 1.07mg
  • Sodium: 206.73mg
  • Calcium: 48.21mg
  • Potassium: 222.32mg
  • Iron: 1.93mg
  • Vitamin A: 4.11µg
  • Vitamin C: 0.90mg
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