Irish Soda Bread

Irish Soda Bread

I’m so fortunate to have friends from so many different backgrounds. I hit my dear friend Angie (from high school days) up for an Irish soda bread recipe, and she sent me this wonderful kid friendly recipe. Baking it in a loaf pan makes it easy to slice, and the bread is more moist as well. Happy St. Patrick’s Day! Enjoy!


2 cups all purpose flour, plus extra to flour loaf pan and toss with raisins
1⁄2 cup golden raisins
3 eggs
1⁄2 cup sour cream
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 teaspoon orange zest
1 cup sugar
11⁄2 teaspoons baking powder
1⁄2 teaspoon salt
Pinch of baking soda
2 tablespoons butter, cut into pea size pieces


  1. Preheat oven to 350.
  2. Grease and flour a 9 x 5 loaf pan.
  3. Mix raisins in a small bowl with a large pinch of flour, set aside.
  4. In a small bowl whisk eggs, sour cream, vanilla, and orange zest until combined. Set aside.
  5. Place flour, sugar, baking powder, salt, baking soda, and butter into a stand mixer with the paddle attachment.
  6. Mix on low speed until butter is combined with the dry ingredients.
  7. Add raisins.
  8. Add egg mixture and mix on low until just combined.
  9. Pour into prepared pan.
  10. Bake for 1 hour, until a toothpick inserted into the loaf comes out clean.
  11. Cool on wire rack.
  12. Slice and serve with butter if desired.
  13. Wrap leftovers well with tin foil to preserve moistness.
  14. Enjoy!

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