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Irish Soda Bread

Delicious quick bread in 30 minutes!
Course Dessert
Cuisine Irish
Keyword irish soda bread
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 8
Calories 523kcal
Author Olya


  • 1 cup raisins
  • 1/2 cup Irish whisky for soaking raisins
  • cups  all-purpose flour
  • teaspoon  baking soda
  • teaspoon  salt
  • 2 tbsp turbinado sugar + more for sprinkling
  • 1 1/2  cups  buttermilk


  • Soak raisins in whiskey for 1 hour in a medium bowl.
  • Preheat oven to 425°F.
  • In a mixing bowl, add flour, soda, sugar and baking soda, and whisk the dry ingredients together.
  • Drain raisins and add them to the dry mixture.
  • Pour in buttermilk into the mixing bowl with the dry ingredients. Using hands, mix until well combined only for a couple of minutes (do not overwork or knead the dough).
  • Form into a ball and place on a cast iron skillet, greased baking sheet or dutch oven. Using the knife, cut the bread all the way down into four equal parts in an "X" shape. This will ensure proper and fast baking. Four separate parts will connect as the dough expands in the oven.
  • Sprinkle with Turbinado sugar. Bake for 30 minutes or until outside is browned.


Calories: 523kcal | Carbohydrates: 109g | Protein: 14g | Fat: 2g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 4mg | Sodium: 461mg | Potassium: 335mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 75IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 74mg | Iron: 6mg