Irish Soda Bread


I, for once, am ahead of the game.   My metaphorical “in-box” is empty for at least the next hour!   Woah!    You’d think I’d sit down and take a breather and maybe even watch some trashy television    super important news, or something.  Maybe, I could even start reading “The Hunger Games”, which everyone I know (and the world) is raving about.  I have every intention of reading it, people.   I promise, it will happen..eventually….hopefully.   But, now, I have enough time for some recipe experimentation, so that’s what I’ll do.   It is my favorite thing, after all.

I woke up really early this morning and made the beds, did the laundry, squeezed my workout in, made breakfast, did the dishes, got the kids dressed and ready, made the snacks and then got ready myself.  Trey’s now at school, Mike is now at work, and Max is playing with his toys and singing to himself, while removing all the cushions from the chairs and couch to stack on top of one another.  He then laughs hysterically when they fall down (pretty fun to watch, by the way).

Irish soda bread time!  I love Irish soda bread because it’s fast, easy and just sweet enough for me.  Saint Patrick’s day lands on a Saturday this year!  I’m thinking that this soda bread with some tea will be the perfect thing to wake up to next Saturday.   Yes, that’s going to be delicious.  This recipe is a definite keeper, too.  I found it through a really easy internet search and didn’t change a thing and it turned out beautifully.

Irish Soda Bread

Recipe from , “Irish Rosie’s Irish Soda Bread” 


  • 3 ½ cups flour
  • ½ cup sugar
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 pint sour cream
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 tablespoons caraway seeds (optional)
  • ¾ cup raisins


  1. Combine dry ingredients together in a large bowl.
  2. In a small bowl beat eggs and stir in sour cream.
  3. Add the egg and sour cream mixture to the dry ingredients and stir with a wooden spoon.
  4. Batter will be very thick.
  5. Add the raisins and caraway seeds and stir well with wooden spoon or knead in with your hands.
  6. Place batter in a greased 9-inch spring-form pan.
  7. Dust the top with enough flour so that you can pat the batter like a bread dough evenly in the pan without it sticking to your hands.
  8. With a knife make a shallow crisscross on the top.
  9. Bake for 50 minutes in a preheated 350ºF oven.


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9 Responses to Irish Soda Bread

  1. How strange of me to visit your blog from FoodBuzz on today of all days as I was watching a program on TV about all things Irish. One of the food (among many others) was Irish Soda Bread. It seems quite easy to make having watched them make it but excluded caraway seeds and raisins. Looks absolutely delicious and homely!

  2. Asiya says:

    My boys love playing with the coach cushions too! They seem to spend more time on the floor than on the coach :)

    Love this soda bread…so simple and looks so delicious!

  3. I ADORE soda bread and make it quite often! love the addition of caraway seeds! Yummm… Great post, Kate!

  4. Your bread looks perfect! I have never tried making this before, but might have to change that; LOVE fresh bread!

  5. Baker Street says:

    raisins and caraway seeds! that is so interesting. the bread looks lovely Kate!

  6. Oh nellie, this looks good. You’re a superwoman, k? Seriously, pass along some of that energy :)

  7. I’ve never tried Irish Soda Bread before but yours looks really fantastic and I’m getting extremely curious if I might like it. Obviously I’m going to have to try this out! Looks delicious!

  8. RavieNomNoms says:

    I plan on making Irish Soda Bread this weekend! I don’t put raisins in mine though.

  9. Susie says:

    I have never had Irish soda bread although I have seen it numerous times. This looks really yummy. SO good that I instantly scrolled down the list of ingredients to see if it had yeast in it lol. That is always a del breaker for me cause I suck at yeast breads. :) I’m totally going to try making this.

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