I love Irish soda bread anytime and not just for St. Patrick's Day. This is my mother-in-law's recipe that has been passed down from generation to generation. It is now known as one of my kid's favorite loaves of bread as it really does have amazing flavor!
What are the benefits of Caraway Seeds?
Caraway is often used for digestive problems including heartburn, bloating, gas, loss of appetite, and mild stomach spasms. Caraway oil can help people cough up phlegm, improve control of urination, kill bacteria in the body, and relieve constipation.
Why do you include Caraway Seeds and Raisins?
It adds extra flavor, and my boys love raisins. They often call it Momma's raisin bread and enjoy it for breakfast or as an afternoon snack.
How do you store Irish Soda Bread?
Make sure to wrap well and you can enjoy it for several days after it has been cooked. It also freezes well so you can save it for a future time.
Homemade Irish Soda Bread
- 4 c all-purpose flour
- ¾ c white sugar
- 1 tsp salt
- 1 tsp baking powder
- 1 tsp baking soda
- ½ c butter at room temperature
- 1 ½ c raisins
- 2 tbsp caraway seeds
- 1 ½ c buttermilk at room temperature
- 3 eggs at room temperature
- Preheat the oven to 350 degrees and grease a circular 9-inch cake pan.
- Stir together the flour, sugar, salt, baking powder, and baking soda in a large bowl.
- Cut the butter into pieces and add to the large bowl. Mix until well combined.
- Add in the buttermilk and eggs. Mix until well combined.
- Add in the raisins and caraway seeds. Then place the dough into the prepared cake pan.
- Bake in an oven for 45 minutes to 60 minutes at 350 degrees until golden brown and a toothpick comes out clean.
- Allow cooling on a wire rack for 10 minutes before removing it. Serve warm with Kerrygold butter.
I really hope you enjoy Irish soda bread as much as we do here in this house. Please let me know your thoughts and don't forget to pin this recipe, please.