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Irish Soda Bread with Raisins {Delicious and Moist}

This Irish Soda Bread with Raisins is simply the best I’ve ever tasted. Made with sour cream to give it that extra bit of moist and rich flavoring. You will love this as a side to your St. Patrick’s Day dinner or delicious breakfast bread. Come on in and I’ll share the recipe with you…

moist Irish Soda Bread with raisins

To me, this bread reminded me of a moist and fluffy scone.

Delicious Soda Bread Recipe

I made it as a side to our St. Patrick’s Day Corned Beef and Cabbage. 

However, I quickly realized what an amazing breakfast this would make.

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Here’s the recipe for Soda Bread:


Irish Soda Bread {Delicious and Moist} | Kid Friendly Things To Do

Moist and delicious Soda Bread

  • Author: Melissa


  • 2 cups of all-purpose flour
  • 2 Tbsp. of brown sugar
  • 1 tsp. of baking powder
  • 1 tsp. of baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp. of salt
  • 3 Tbsp. of cold butter
  • 1 cup of sour cream
  • 2 large eggs – divided
  • 3/4 cup of buttermilk
  • 1/2 cup of raisins
  • optional – 2 tsp. of caraway seeds


  • Preheat the oven to 375 degrees
  • In a large bowl…Whisk flour, sugar, powder, soda, and salt together
  • Add the butter to the flour mixture, and cut in with a fork
  • In a small bowl mix the sour cream, egg, and buttermilk
  • Add the wet ingredients to the flour mixture
  • Mix
  • Fold in raisins and optional caraway
  • Set a piece of wax paper on your work surface, lightly flour the wax paper
  • Lightly knead the dough
  • Place parchment paper on your baking sheet or inside your iron skillet
  • Spray the parchment paper with spray oil
  • Shape the dough into a round loaf
  • Place it on the greased baking sheet or iron skillet
  • Cut an X in the top of the bread loaf
  • Whisk the remaining egg and brush it on the top of the loaf
  • Bake for 30-35 minutes


  • Best if served warm with a dallop of butter

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