Easy Irish Soda Bread

my grandmother’s soda bread
My grandmother’s soda bread
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4 cups All-purpose flour
1 cup Sugar
1 tsp Baking soda
2 tsp Baking powder
½ tsp Salt
3 Eggs
1 pint Sour cream
1 cup Craisins

Nutritional information

194 mg

Easy Irish Soda Bread


Irish Soda Bread is one of my favorite foods. My grandmother used to make this for us whenever we visited her as kids and I will never forget the soft, fluffy bread dotted with sweet raisins. She would spread each still warm slice with loads of butter which would seep into the bread creating a taste sensation you can’t imagine with such simple ingredients.

To make this bread couldn’t be easier – no kneading required! Start by mixing the dry ingredients together in a large mixing bowl. Add eggs, sour cream and raisins and mix together until just combined. Divide the bread mixture between 2 loaf pans and bake for an hour. Serve with lots and lots of butter.

To make my Irish Soda Bread, you will need the following ingredients:

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Steps to make Easy Irish Soda Bread


Heat oven and prepare loaf pans


Preheat the oven to 325 °F. Lightly grease two 8x4 inch loaf pans with butter.


Combine dry ingredients


In a large mixing bowl, combine 4 cups of flour, 1 cup of white sugar, a teaspoon of baking soda, 2 teaspoons of baking powder and ½ teaspoon of salt.


Add wet ingredients and mix


Add 3 eggs, a pint of sour cream and 1 cup of raisins. Using a wooden spoon or your hands, mix until just combined.


Place bread mixture in loaf pans


Distribute the bread mixture evenly between two greased loaf pans.




Bake the loaves in the oven for an hour. Remove and cool on a wire rack.



Serve with slabs of farmhouse butter and hot cups of tea.

This Irish Soda Bread is one of my favorite foods ever. My Irish granny used to make it for me and I have such happy memories of eating buttery slices of soda bread in her kitchen! Try baking this bread this St Patrick’s Day and please come back to leave a comment below.

Jeff is a 38-year-old bachelor who prefers not to waste his time on salads and light meals. He’s a true carnivore who knows how to enjoy food to the max! Jeff will tell you how to cook rich and filling meals from scratch, bringing some real meaty decadence to your kitchen. His recipes are sure to satisfy every meat lover!

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Total Reviews: 12
Jazlynn Mhoon

I love this irish bread more than any normal bread can't get enough of it so i make it every sunday :)

Noa Einerson

Super pleased with this dish thanks so much for sharing it.

Lylah Bulnes

Gotta say, this was kinda hard to make for me since I've never made any type of bread but I'm happy with the end results.

Zelda Kressel

Can't wait to share this with my mom she's going to be obsessed lol.

Saylor Velten

I had to add a lot more sugar the next time I made it cause it wasn't too sweet but I like the recipe.

Tenley Vert

Takes too long to bake if you're on an empty stomach but it's worth it cause it's filling and delish.

Alayah Porada

Irish soda bread is my favorite and this one is sooo good with the craisins.

Avah Blayer

Better than the banana bread and a lot more filling thanks so much.

Alena Mcevoy

Great recipe really happy thx for share.

Dayana Feygin

I swapped out the craisins for dried up fruit and it was super flavorful and simple to make this soda bread.

Ansley Listo

Had it with some jam on the top and it's even good with creamcheese so I recommend it.


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