Friday, March 16, 2012

Irish Soda Bread

Yes, I know, not a very original recipe, but it is one of the tastier versions that I have eaten. 

 Still time to bake one, I don't know how it is in your area, but, where I live, the week before St.Patrick's Day buttermilk becomes a hot commodity and hard to find.

Ready to go into the oven.  The batter was not colorful or pretty so I didn't photograph the mixing process.

After baking for fifty minutes.  My kitchen smelled so good.

It comes out of my baking pan perfectly, and it has the design which is on the dish.  (This is a poor photo and my lighting is very bad, too.)

Here is the recipe which is printed on the pan.

Irish Soda Bread

3 1/2 cups flour           
2/3 cup sugar
1 tsp salt
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp baking powder
1 1/2 cups raisins
  (I only had 1 cup of them)
1 tablespoon caraway seeds (optional, I used)

Mix dry ingredients together

1 1/3 cups buttermilk (I used low fat)
2 eggs, beaten
4 tablespoons butter, melted
1/2 tsp vanilla

Mix liquid ingredients and combine with the dry, mixing til well blended.  Pour into a greased and floured pan (I used non-stick spray).  Bake 350 oven for 50-60 minutes.

I will be joining Potpourri Friday, Foodie Friday and Seasonal  Sundays.  Stop by and say hi to our hostesses.



  1. Looks good! I want to try this recipe. I did try making soda bread before, but it didn't come out so well. But your recipe looks quite easy and straightforward.

  2. Hi Barbara,

    This looks delicious and sooo pretty! I saw your bread pan in the previous post, but I didn't realize the pattern would be on the bread. I love the celtic knot design!

    This recipe looks wonderful to me; I prefer mine with a little sweetness, which I think many recipes don't have. Thanks so much for sharing, and Happy St. Pat's Day. :)

    Denise at Forest Manor

  3. Looks great! This bumpkin always seems to have a hard time finding buttermilk, maybe it's a "northern" thing... Happy St. Patty's Day Barbara:@)

  4. Love the baking dish! Have a great weekend!

  5. Thank you so much for the recipe.. It is nice to get a tried and true one..
    Irish blessings...

  6. Dearest Barbara,
    Happy St. Patty's Day♡♡♡
    Oh, wonderful delicious looking Irish Soda Bread!
    I hope you are doing FINE, my friend☆☆☆
    Lots of love and Big Hugs to you, xoxo Miyako*

  7. Thanks for posting this! I've had my eye on this pan for a while, but just wasn't sure if I should buy it or not. From the looks of your results, it works very well!

    Happy St. Patrick's Day! ~ Mary

  8. ooooooooooo, it looks so so good. I love Irish Soda Bread and have not had any in a while. Enjoy! Happy St. Patty Day!

  9. Happy St. Patrick's day Barbara. That soda bread is picture perfect!I wish I could just pop in for a cup of tea and a slice of bread while enjoying a chat with you!

  10. Barbara F.,
    Your Irish Soda Bread looks Magically Delicious and very pretty. Happy St. Patricks Day!

  11. My soda bread is baking now in the iron skillet...your pan is really special...I like the design that it imprints.

  12. Hi Barbara,
    Happy St. Patric's Day to you. Thanks ever so much for stopping by and leaving me such a sweet comment.
    Your Irish Soda bread sounds and looks lovely. I like how the design came out on the bread. Enjoy the week-end. XO, Linda

  13. This has to be the most beautiful soda bread I have ever seen. hope you are enjoying St Pat's.

  14. Barbara, the bread looks wonderful and I'm sure it tastes even better coming out of that beautiful dish with the imprint! Happy St. Patrick's day!

  15. Looks real good! I don't think I've ever had Irish Soda bread. Have to give it a whirl!

  16. What a beautiful loaf of Irish Soda Bread! I have never tried making it - maybe it's the raisins that keep from doing it ;)

  17. Oh my that sounds sooooo good. I can still make this next week. I really love your dish and your snack set.
    I love this time of year. Saint Patrick's Day seems to mark the awakening from winter doldrums. glad to see it.
    Happy Saint Partrick's Day,

    Oh, It still love your sparkle cursor. I went to the website but it wouldn't work on my Mac. So sad!

  18. That does look pretty tasty. Did Kiwi and Pearl Angel get their share?

  19. Oh this bread sounds so good and the recipe in the pan also looks terrific! Wish I had a piece with you and tea. Hope you come over for tea too. Happy St. Pat's!

  20. What a beautiful dish to bake that amazing bread in!! I also love your sweet snack set.

  21. Yum!! That bread sounds so good and it is so pretty that I would hate to eat it (but I would!!). Thank you for sharing!

  22. This is a very different recipe than I have, and I am anxious to make this one! Thanks for sharing!

  23. Barb. this is by far the tastiest Irish soda bread I have ever had.

  24. sounds delish! Great to have you be a part of Seasonal Sundays.

    - The Tablescaper


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