On To Irish Soda Bread… 

This stuff is divine.  

Here’s your preview slice, enjoy. 😊 She’s all dolled up or, buttered up. 

Irish Soda bread has become a tradition in my house on St. Patrick’s Day, it is so uniquely delish and it goes so well with corned beef and cabbage. 

Years ago I started putting my own twist on the traditional version. I prefer golden raisins in the mix, the flavor is more subtle and frankly, at least to me, they are prettier. Ha. 

After kneading

Ready to bake


2 cups of flour

1/8 cup sugar

1/2 tablespoon baking powder

1/2 tsp salt

1/2 tablespoon baking soda

3 tablespoon margarine or butter

1 cup golden raisins (optional)

1/4 tsp caraway seed

3/4 cup buttermilk or sour milk (I add a touch of vinegar to milk)

1 egg, beaten

1 egg white beaten with 1 tablespoon water


  1. Blend together flour, sugar, baking powder, salt, and baking soda.
  2.  Cut in the butter until mixture resembles course meal.
  3. Add raisins, caraway seed, buttermilk, and egg; stir until blended.
  4. Knead on floured board until smooth about 1 minute.
  5. Shape dough into a ball and place it on greased cookie sheet
  6. Cut a deep cross on top of the loaf.
  7. Brush the dough with the egg white and water mixture 
  8. Place on the middle rack of your oven
  9. Bake at 375 degrees for about 40 minutes or until golden brown. (Insert a toothpick into the center to check for doneness, if it comes out clean it’s done) 

* tent the bread with foil if it begins to brown too much before it’s completely cooked.     

      10. Slice and enjoy with butter.             

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