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Day 158: Irish Soda Bread

Irish soda bread is easy to make, and everyone will enjoy it! I love to eat mine with butter, fresh from the oven.

Irish soda bread is perfect for St. Patrick's Day. The "X" on the bread was made because of a superstition.

It is said that the cross defends evil. On the technical side of things, it also helps bake the center better.

Another fun fact is that the reaction of the baking soda and buttermilk help the bread rise.


For this recipe, you don't need a dutch oven. All you need is a hot oven and a baking (cookie) sheet.

Eat your soda bread with butter, jam, or cheese! I like to eat it for a snack but you can eat for breakfast, or have it with stew for dinner.


|Level: 👩🏽‍🍳|Time: 1 hour|Serves: 4-6 people|



  • 4 cups all-purpose flour

  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar

  • 1 teaspoon baking soda

  • 1 1/4 cup golden raisins

  • 1/4 cup butter, cubed

  • 1 2/3 cup buttermilk

  • 1 egg


  1. Preheat your oven to 375 degrees F.

  2. In a large bowl combine flour, sugar, and baking soda. Cut in butter and add raisins. Pour in buttermilk and the egg. Mix, and knead into a ball. Place onto a baking sheet and cut a "cross" with your knife.

  3. Bake for 40 - 50 minutes.


-The Bored Baker 👩🏽‍🍳


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