Irish Soda Bread

Irish Soda Bread

Yummy bread! Cheers da'ling!


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Serves: 12 person(s) Change

Preparation Time: 25 mins
Cooking Time: 40 mins

Yield: 12 x slices (1 round bread loaf)

Diabetes-Friendly Recipe Low-Carb Recipe High-Calcium Recipe


  • 2 cup flour
  • 1 Tbsp sugar
  • 1 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/4 cup butter or margarine, softened
  • 3/4 cup California raisins
  • 1 1/2 tsp caraway seeds (optional)
  • 1 cup low-fat buttermilk (2% fat)
  • 1 egg, slightly beaten with 1 tbsp water


Sift flour, sugar, baking powder, soda, and salt into a large mixing bowl. Cut in butter with a pastry blender until mixture resembles coarse meal. Stir in raisins and caraway seeds. Add buttermilk; blend to moisten the dry ingredients.

Turn dough onto floured board; knead for several minutes until smooth. Form dough into a round ball and place on greased baking sheet.

Flatten ball until dough is about 1-1/2 inches thick; brush top and sides with egg-water mixture. Cut a 1/2-inch deep cross in top of bread with sharp knife.

Bake at 375°F for 30 to 40 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Transfer to wire rack to cool; brush top with butter or margarine and cover with cloth, until cool.

Thanks to California Raisin Marketing Board -

Nutritional Info (per serving)

CALORIES 159 cals
Kilojoules 664 kJ
Fat 4.9 g
Saturated Fat 2.0 g
Cholesterol 20 mg
Sodium 273 mg
Carbohydrates 25.5 g
Fiber 1.0 g
Total Sugars 7.6 g
Protein 3.8 g
Calcium 84.0 mg
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