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Yummy Irish Soda Bread

This is the most delicious soda bread I have ever tasted and it was EASY to make, too!


Michele, niece, and I and my Mom made a lot of food today. We made the cupcakes for Easter and froze them so all I have to do is put them together the day before Easter (Holy Saturday).

recipe soda bread

Mix together:
2 1/2 cups of flour
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 cup raisins

Melt 3/4 stick of butter (or just the whole stick)

add to:
1 cup milk

Add milk and melted butter mixture into the dry ingredients
Mix together.

Irish soda bread 3

Form 2 round loaves as seen below... bake on a cookie sheet at 350 degrees for about an hour. Check it a lot so that it doesn’t burn. I think we overcooked one loaf.

Irish soda bread2

There must be something wrong with Mom’s oven because the loaf on the left cooked quicker than the one on the right. Weird.

baking bread

Isn’t this a beauty?

better than a cookie

I put it on a pretty plate and took some pictures.

Raisin Bread

Pretty dishes...


This was such a delightful day cooking with Michele and Mom and...

                 then we got to eat the Irish soda bread!! 

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  1. looks yummy ,thanks for the recipe !!!

    1. Paula, it's easy and quick although it takes an hour to cook. It's more like a cake because it's sweet. That's why it's tasty. :)

  2. Read about this on Twitter! :) Looks wonderful, and your pictures are so pretty! I want to make this with my mom, too! <3


    Joy @ Yesterfood

  3. This looks so delicious. Amazingly easy to make as well. I love "easy".
    Thanks for sharing. I'm pinning this one. :)

    Many blessings,
    Sinea Ducks ‘n a Row

  4. Silly question? Do you have to use the raisins? And can you make
    this with Splenda?


    M :)

    1. No you don't have to use raisins. i think I'd make it with fewer raisins next time. Does Splenda cook well? I don't use it so I'm not sure. You could "Google" it. :) Thanks for adding to the conversation, Melinda.

  5. that looks delicious. Great to serve it with nice crockery

    1. Yes, my Mom has some pretty dishes, doesn't she? Best wishes, Linda

  6. Thank you for visiting my blog and asking me to join up my "Pastel Inspiration post. This is a weekly inspiration post where I find fabulous crafts, food and interiors and share with my readers, so happy to link up again.

    I have added a link back to your site at the end of my post with the other link parties and will go now and add myself as a follower to your blog. I would love for you to become a follower of mine too, I also have a facebook page.

    Lee :)

  7. oh my I haven't had this in so long My Mother used to make it when I was young. I'm pinning! Thank you for sharing your lovely blog at the Thursday Favorite Things blog hop xo

  8. This looks yummy. I'd like to pin it so the link goes to your blog instead of Fine Craft Guild, but I can't find your Copyright policy.

  9. Love Irish Soda Bread!! Thanks for posting this and linking up at Romance on a dime!