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Irish soda bread

Recipe Information

Servings 16
Preparation Time 10 Minutes
Cook Time 1 Hour, 15 Minutes
Total Time 1 Hour, 25 Minutes
Difficulty Easy
Main Ingredient Buttermilk; Eggs; Flour
Category Dairy; Eggs; Rice & Grains
Meal Breakfast; Brunch; Lunch; Dinner; Snack
Type Side Dish; Dessert
Cuisine Irish
Cook Method Baking
Diet Low Calorie; Low Fat; Low Cholesterol; Heart Healthy; High Protein; High Fiber; Vegetarian


  • 4 cups buttermilk 

  • 3 1/2 cups whole wheat flour 

  • 3 1/2 cups unbleached all-purpose flour 

  • 2 cups raisins 

  • 2 large eggs 

  • 1/2 cup caraway seeds 

  • 3 tablespoons honey 

  • 2 tablespoons plus 2 teaspoons baking powder 

  • 1 1/2 teaspoons salt 

  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda 

  • Cooking spray 



  • Preheat the oven to 375�F. Spray two 9 x 5 inch bread pans with cooking spray, and coat them with a small amount of flour.

  • Combine the honey, buttermilk, and eggs into a medium bowl, and stir the ingredients together using a spoon. Combine the flours, baking soda, baking powder, raisins, salt, and caraway seeds into a large bowl and stir in the buttermilk mixture. No kneading of the dough is necessary. A small amount of flour may be added at this time if the dough is too thin.

  • Place half of the dough into each bread pan and bake for 1 hour and 15 minutes. Remove the pans from the oven when a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean. Allow the bread 15 minutes to cool before removing the loaves from the pans.


Nutrition (per serving)

  • Calories: 299 cal

  • Total fat: 3g

  • Saturated fat: 1g

  • Monounsaturated fat: 1g

  • Cholesterol: 29mg

  • Sodium: 546mg

  • Potassium: 0mg

  • Carbohydrate: 62g

  • Fiber: 6g

  • Protein: 10g