irish soda bread


10pm on St. Patrick’s Day. Had to post. Irish soda bread is a necessity, at least in my book. Either you love it…or you hate it. I love it, naturally or I wouldn’t have made it. Can’t get enough of those caraway seeds. But if you’re not a rye fan, steer clear. Consider yourself forewarned. Not much else needs to be said. Here’s to a holiday filled with green beer, shamrocks,  parades, corned beef and loud billigerant Bostonians running around Southie.

irish soda bread
makes 1 loaf
useful gadgets: stand mixer

3 ½ cups flour
2 tsp baking soda
1 tsp salt
2 tbsp brown sugar
1 tbsp caraway seeds
1 cup golden raisins
1 ½ cup buttermilk
¼ cup butter, melted

Preheat the oven to 375°F and line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Sift together the flour, baking soda, salt and brown sugar in the bowl of a stand mixer. Add the buttermilk and mix until a dough forms. Fold in the caraway seeds and rainsins until they’re evenly distributed.


Turn the dough out onto a floured surface and knead it 6 to 7 times, or until it feels smooth in your hands. Form a ball and gently flatten a little on the parchment lined baking sheet. Take a large knife and make a crisscross on the top.


Brush the melted butter evenly over the dough and bake it for an hour and fifteen minutes or until the top is golden brown.


And tada! Irish soda bread. My jam. One of the many perks of St. Patrick’s Day. Along with green beer, naturally.


whisk away!

3 thoughts on “irish soda bread

  1. one of my coworkers brought a homemade irish soda bread loaf to work and it was amazing! The caraway seeds definitely made the bread :). I’ll have to try this! p.s. I ❤ your yellow kitchen aid :).

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