Irish Soda Loaf Recipe

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Becky Gray Modified: June 5, 2022
Irish Soda Loaf Recipe

How To Make Irish Soda Loaf

With a moist center and crisp crust, this easy Irish soda loaf recipe combines buttermilk, raisins, and caraway seeds for a fluffy baked pastry.

Preparation: 30 minutes
Cooking: 1 hour 10 minutes
Total: 1 hour 40 minutes



  • cupsflour
  • ½cupsugar
  • 4tspbaking powder
  • ½tspbaking soda
  • ½tspsalt
  • ¼lbcold unsalted butter
  • 1cupraisins
  • 2tspcaraway seeds
  • 3large eggs
  • 1cupbuttermilk


  1. Heat the oven to 400 degrees F. Butter a 9×5-inch loaf pan.

  2. In a large bowl, whisk together the flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. Cut or rub in the butter until the mixture is the texture of a fine meal. Stir in the raisins and caraway seeds.

  3. In a medium bowl, whisk 2 of the eggs to combine. Whisk in the buttermilk.

  4. Pour the buttermilk mixture into the dry ingredients and stir until just combined.

  5. Put the dough on a floured work surface, pat it into a loaf, and put it into the prepared pan.

  6. Beat the final egg to mix and brush the top of the loaf with it.

  7. Using a sharp knife, cut a ¼-inch deep lengthwise slash down the middle of the loaf leaving a 1-inch margin at either end.

  8. Bake the soda bread in the middle of the oven for 1 hour to 1 hour and 10 minutes until well browned and a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.

  9. Turn the loaf out onto a rack and let cool

  10. Serve warm or at room temperature. Enjoy!


  • Calories: 306.31kcal
  • Fat: 9.52g
  • Saturated Fat: 5.43g
  • Trans Fat: 0.31g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 2.56g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.71g
  • Carbohydrates: 49.33g
  • Fiber: 1.64g
  • Sugar: 16.61g
  • Protein: 6.80g
  • Cholesterol: 67.63mg
  • Sodium: 241.67mg
  • Calcium: 160.27mg
  • Potassium: 187.62mg
  • Iron: 1.15mg
  • Vitamin A: 87.56µg
  • Vitamin C: 0.56mg
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