Food, Recipes

Recipe: Irish Soda Quick Bread


It’s been awhile since I baked, and I’m ready to get back in the kitchen and have some fun. As St. Patrick’s Day approaches, I’m feeling inspired to try my hand at Irish soda bread.

I tried this traditional in Ireland when I visited in 2017 (and met Winnie!). The bread should pair nicely with an Irish feast of slow-cooker corned beef and potatoes – with some authetique Irish butter, bien sûr!

I am probably never getting on an airplane again, COVID-19 vaccine or not (le sigh), and baking bread is hard (le sigh encore). Today’s post shares an more manageable recipe for an easy Irish soda quick bread. As I say frequently, we should take some pleasure in life and make things fun and fancy for daily life at home. Sláinte!

Les Ingrédients

  • 2 c. all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 c. white sugar
  • 1 1/2 t. baking powder
  • 1/2 t. baking soda
  • 1 t. salt
  • 1 c. buttermilk
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/4 c. unsalted butter (melted), olive oil, or vegetable/canola oil (I use canola oil)
  • 1 c. raisins, golden raisins, dried currants, or sultanas

La Recette

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
  • Prepare 9×5-in. standard loaf pan with nonstick cooking spray. Mini Loaf Alternative: Prepare 3 (5 1/2×3)-in. mini loaf pans with nonstick cooking spray.
  • In medium mixing bowl, stir together flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. In separate bowl, combine buttermilk and butter or oil and whisk in egg (I used a 2-c. Pyrex glass measuring cup).
  • Pour liquid ingredients over dry ingredients. Gently stir in raisins and fold until all flour is incorporated and a wet, shaggy batter forms. Be careful not to overmix.
  • Scrape batter into prepared pan. Bake 45-50 minutes (or 25-28 minutes for mini loaves) or until a toothpick or cake tester comes out clean. The loaf should be domed and golden.
  • Let loaf cool in pan for 15 minutes before removing. Slice and serve with Irish butter, or cool completely and store in freezer in freezer-safe container up to one month.

What new baking recipe(s) have you tried recently?

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À votre santé,


1 thought on “Recipe: Irish Soda Quick Bread”

  1. Very nice blog, sweetie, But one question? It looks like there are raisins, chocolate chips, currents….or something in the bread, but nothing is mentioned in the recipe? 🤔




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