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

I made this bread recipe as a side to our St. Patrick’s Day Corned Beef and Cabbage.  Bread is always one of the favorite sides to any meal. Some of our favorites include Quick No-Yeat Mayonnaise Rolls, Sweet Cornbread Muffins, and these pumpkin shaped dinner rolls

I quickly realized what an amazing breakfast this Irish Soda Bread would make. To me, this bread reminded me of a moist and fluffy scone.

Delicious Soda Bread Recipe

Here’s the recipe for Soda Bread

Irish Soda Bread Recipe

Irish Soda Bread

Moist and delicious Irish oda Bread
5 from 1 vote
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Course: bread
Cuisine: American
Servings: 8 servings
Calories: 283cal
Author: Melissa
Cost: $10


  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 Tbsp. brown sugar
  • 1 tsp. baking powder
  • 1 tsp. baking soda
  • ½ tsp. salt
  • 3 Tbsp. cold butter
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 2 large eggs – divided (one for batter and one for coating)
  • ¾ cup buttermilk
  • ½ cup 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, one of the eggs, 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 dollop of butter
nutrition facts are only an estimate 


Calories: 283cal | Carbohydrates: 37g | Protein: 7g | Fat: 12g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 3g | Trans Fat: 0.2g | Cholesterol: 78mg | Sodium: 443mg | Potassium: 198mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 423IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 110mg | Iron: 2mg

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