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American Style Irish Soda Bread

Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 1 hr
Total Time 1 hr 20 mins
Course breads
Cuisine American
Servings 1 x


  • 3 cups All purpose flour
  • 1 tbsp Baking powder
  • ¼ tsp Baking Soda
  • ¾ tsp Salt
  • ½ cup Sugar
  • 1 cup Raisins Currants /
  • 1 tbsp Caraway Seeds (optional)
  • 1 Egg Large (or 1tbsp egg replacer whisked with 3tbsp water)
  • cups Buttermilk (use 1cup milk+¾cup yogurt or sour cream instead)
  • 4 tbsps Butter - melted

For Topping:

  • 1 tbsp Milk
  • 1 tbsp sugar Turbinado


  • Preheat oven to 375F. Lightly grease a 9"x5" loaf pan.
  • In a large bowl, combine all purpose flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, sugar and currants/ raisins and caraway seeds.
  • In a separate bowl, whisk egg into buttermilk.
  • Quickly and gently stir in the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients.
  • Stir in the melted butter.
  • Spoon the batter into the prepared pan. Drizzle the milk over the batter and sprinkle with turbinado sugar.
  • Bake for 50 minutes ~ 1hour or until a cake tester inserted in the center comes out clean.
  • Let the bread cool in the pan for 5 minutes before turning it out onto the wire rack to cool completely. Slice when cooled and store at room temperature.


Linking this to Valli's 'Cooking from Cookbook Challenge -- August: Week 2'.