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Irish Soda Bread With Raisins

Irish Soda Bread With Raisins

Try an easy recipe to prepare traditional Irish soda bread with raisins and buttermilk: a favorite St. Patrick's Day recipe to put an Irish touch to your menu.

20 February, 2017
Average: 1.4 (23 votes)

Type of dish

Dietary Consideration

serves for


total time

0 HR 40 MIN


All purpose flour
225 g, plus extra for sprinkling
Bicarbonate of soda
1 tsp
1/2 tsp
Cream of tartar
1/2 tsp
25 g
150 - 200 ml
75 g


How to make Irish Soda Bread with Raisins

To prepare a delicious Irish soda bread with raisins first heat the oven to 200°C (180° fan).

Grease a baking tray.

Sift the dry ingredients into a mixing bowl and rub in the butter until the mixture resembles breadcrumbs.

Make a well in the centre and pour in the buttermilk and add the raisins, mixing quickly with a broad bladed knife, until the mixture forms a soft dough.

Turn out onto a floured surface and knead lightly.

Pat or roll out the dough into a round about 4 cm thick and place on the baking tray.

Mark the top into 4 sections and bake for about 20 minutes, until just coloured and the base sounds hollow when tapped.

Cool the Irish soda bread with raisins on a wire rack covered with a clean tea towel - this keeps the crust soft.

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